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Category: Chemicals

CRD: Operator, Resident/Bystander and Worker Exposure Workshop – York, 15 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

This course will provide training and updated guidance relating to the assessment of exposure to operators, residents / bystanders and workers in risk assessment for plant protection products.

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CRD: Operator, Resident/Bystander and Worker Exposure Workshop – York, 8 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

This course will provide training and updated guidance relating to the assessment of exposure to operators, residents / bystanders and workers in risk assessment for plant protection products.

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CRD: Plant Protection Products and Active Substances – The Current Picture – York, 7 Dec 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

This event will provide an update on the workings of the current regulatory regime, outline recent changes and reflect on experiences to date.

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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CRD: Two Day Efficacy Workshop – York, 16-17 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) and draft Registration Reports (dRRs) to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009).

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Farm fined for unlawful use of dangerous poison

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Norfolk farming firm T Long and Company Limited has been prosecuted for putting workers and members of the public at risk from a dangerous poison being used to control rabbits.

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HSL: Improving your Health Related Risk Assessments – HSL Buxton, 29 Sept 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

This course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.

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Refinery firm fined £400,000 after gangway fall

Monday, September 12, 2016

Valero Energy UK Limited has been fined £400, 000 following a serious accident at its Pembroke Refinery.

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Biological monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work – HSL Buxton, 14 September 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.

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Worker dies from toxic gas

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A medicinal herbal manufacturing company in Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker died from exposure to a toxic gas.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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Chemical company fined £200,000 following toxic chemical release

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A chemical company was sentenced today in Leeds Crown Court for safety breaches when a very toxic chemical was ejected under pressure.

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HSE media statement: Major incident at Didcot Power Station on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE inspectors are on site at the Didcot A Power station in Oxfordshire, following the major incident on Tuesday 23 February. HSE are presently assisting the police and the emergency services. The thoughts of all HSE staff are with the family of the person who has died and the families of those affected by the collapse.”

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Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. 

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Monday, January 25, 2016

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol

Friday, January 22, 2016

South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Firm fined after operator injured rethreading shrink wrap machine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A company who produce household cleaning products have been fined after an employee suffered serious burns when rethreading a shrink wrap machine.

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