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Category: Agriculture

Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Lung diseases – Causes of extrinsic allergic alveolitis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) refers to a group of lung diseases that can develop after exposure to certain substances. The name describes the origin and the nature of these diseases, symptoms can include: fever, cough, worsening breathlessness and weight loss.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Herefordshire safety event after thumbs up

Monday, January 30, 2012

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Herefordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Tree work eBulletin

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest news and information on health and safety in the tree work industry, subscribe to a free regular email bulletin.

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Evesham firm fined for worker’s fall through glass roof

Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Evesham horticultural nursery has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries and fractured his hand when he fell through a glasshouse roof.

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Brothers fined after farmworker run over by tractor

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A farmworker was severely injured after he was run over by a tractor which had a faulty handbrake.

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Lung diseases: Asthma – Trade specific information

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Listed are jobs with the highest rates of occupational asthma. Follow the relevant link to find top tips and advice on how to protect yourself in the workplace

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Leptospirosis: Are you at risk?

Friday, December 9, 2011

This pocket card explains what leptospirosis is, how you might catch it and ways to prevent it. It also explains what you should do if you do contract the disease.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Staffordshire safety event after thumbs up

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free safety awareness event in Staffordshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Devon farmers encouraged to attend Holsworthy safety event

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Devon farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Holsworthy to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Hexham safety event after thumbs up

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Hexham next month to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Haverfordwest safety event after thumbs up

Monday, November 14, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Haverfordwest to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Shropshire poultry farm prosecuted for worker’s fall

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Shropshire poultry farm has been fined after a worker fractured his pelvis falling nearly three metres from an unguarded platform.

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Scottish salmon farming company fined after worker drowns

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A salmon farming company has been fined £70,000 after a worker drowned in Loch Heather, on the Isle of Lewis.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Melton Mowbray safety event after thumbs up

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Melton Mowbray to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Fort William safety event after thumbs up

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Fort William on Thursday, 10 November to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Elgin safety event after thumbs up

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Elgin on Tuesday, 8 November to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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BBC Countryfile presenter hosts farm safety event

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, has helped to get important safety messages out to farmers in the Gloucestershire area by hosting a free training event at Cotswold Farm Park on Tuesday 1 November.

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Two thirds of Scottish workplace deaths in agriculture

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nearly two thirds of Scots killed at work last year worked in agriculture, analysis of figures published earlier this year by HSE have shown. Of the fifteen workplace fatalities that occurred between April 2010 and March 2011, nine were in agriculture.

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RR894 – Hand-arm vibration of horticultural machinery Part 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In recent years there have been many cases of HAVS being reported for people who work in agriculture, horticulture and landscape gardening. The work described in this report assesses the standard test for hedge trimmers defined in BS EN ISO 10517:2009 for repeatability and ease of use and where possible for reproducibility.

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