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Category: Chemicals

Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

Monday, April 29, 2013

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

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Seveso – revised website and content

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Seveso website has been revised to reflect forthcoming changes as a result of the Seveso III Directive, to be implemented from 1 June 2015. Includes a summary of changes from Seveso II to III and details the implications for businesses, employers and sites currently out of scope.

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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.

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North East London firm in court for worker’s injury

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A London-based chemicals company has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a forklift truck and had to have part of his leg amputated.

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HSE Jobs: Experienced engineers required

Thursday, March 28, 2013

HSE is recruiting – offshore and onshore major hazard job opportunities.

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Firm in court after teenager scarred by toxic chemical

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Cannock vehicle repair company was today (20 March) fined after a 16 year-old on work experience suffered burns when toxic paint stripper splashed into his eyes and face.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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Consultation on Fees to Support EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HSE is seeking views on proposed fees regulations to support the EU Regulation 528/2012 on placing on the market and use of biocidal products. The proposed fees regulations will allow HSE to recover its full costs for the services it provides. The consultation will run for a period of 4 weeks, ending on 22 March […]

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Public consultation – Proposals to streamline chemical regulations

Monday, January 28, 2013

Have your say on changes to chemicals legislation. Consultation period ends on 31 January.

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Have your say – Proposals to streamline chemical regulations

Friday, January 18, 2013

Public consultation proposes streamlining seven chemicals regulations into one. Have you say by 31 January 2013.

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Cambridge firm and consultant fined over chemical exposure

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Cambridge instrument company and a health and safety consultant have been fined for risking the health of employees from hazardous chemicals.

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Daventry firm fined after exposing staff to chemicals

Friday, December 21, 2012

A chemical manufacturing company from Daventry has been fined for exposing its employees to a range of hazardous chemicals.

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Public consultation: Proposals to streamline seven chemicals regulations into one

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The proposals implement a Löfstedt recommendation to consolidate biocides sector legislation, and also to meet EU requirements to establish competent authorities, designated national authorities and enforcement arrangements (as appropriate) – overall the proposal will reduce seven existing statutory instruments into one (the ‘7 into 1′ package). Consultation began on 20 December 2012 and ends on […]

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Consultation opens on streamlining chemical regulations

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today (20 December 2012) launched a six week consultation on changes to chemicals legislation.

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Royston worker loses fingers on unguarded power hammer

Monday, December 3, 2012

A multinational precious metals and chemical company has appeared in court after an employee sustained a serious hand injury at a plant in Royston, Hertfordshire.

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Worker suffers life changing condition after company ignores ozone danger

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Kegworth soft drinks manufacturer has been fined after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas while servicing a UV light system in a plant room.

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Aerospace firm fined after employee burns eyelid with caustic soda

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An aerospace company has been fined for safety failings after an Essex worker injured his eye whilst cleaning out a tank containing caustic soda.

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Chemicals at work: COSHH – Frequently asked questions

Friday, October 12, 2012

Substances that are hazardous to health can take many forms and include chemicals and products containing chemicals. Here you will find answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

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Solvent company prosecuted for decanting failures

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Doncaster solvent company has been fined after an unsafe decanting operation caused a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base.

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RR947 – Investigation of techniques to discriminate between TDI and TDA exposures in biological samples

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Isocyanates continue to be one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in the UK and biological monitoring is a valuable tool in assessing exposure to them. The work described here has shown some progress in being able to differentiate between toluene diamine (TDA) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) exposures through the analysis of urine samples.

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