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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Care home operator fined following death of resident

Friday, November 1, 2013

A healthcare firm has been fined for safety failings after a resident suffering from dementia fell to his death from a first floor window of an Essex nursing home.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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NHS Trust fined after radiologist exposed to radiation

Monday, October 7, 2013

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined after an interventional radiologist was exposed to significant amounts of ionizing radiation.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Health board fined after failing to protect worker from attack

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lothian Health Board has been fined for safety failings after a worker was attacked while making a home visit to a patient with mental health issues.

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South Yorkshire council in court over care home fall

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after an 82-year-old vulnerable woman was injured in a fall at one of their care homes.

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Hospital trust sentenced over fatal Legionnaires’ disease and patient window fall

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (4 September) been ordered to pay a total of £350,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings relating to two separate matters.

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HSE responds to article regarding its decision to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Friday, August 30, 2013

HSE Acting Chief Executive responds to The Guardian article – “Mid Staffs trust to be prosecuted over death of diabetic patient”, 29 August 2013.

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HSE prosecutes Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust over the death of Gillian Astbury, it announced today.

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Wallasey care home ordered to pay £40K over pneumonia risk

Friday, August 23, 2013

A private care home in Wallasey has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after it failed to manage the risk of elderly residents catching a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Copper ionisation systems – What is the issue over copper ionisation in legionella control?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Updated July 24 2013 – For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Public consultation – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.

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56th NW Safety Conference and Exhibition – Barton 18 September 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

56th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition ‘Live and Not Die’ – Towards a Healthier Working Environment. Subjects covered will be Health Surveillance, Skin, Breathing, Musculoskeletal issues, a General Physicians aspect and Legal Issues. Barton Nr.Preston, 18 September 2013

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Southend hospital trust fined over fatal fall

Monday, July 1, 2013

Southend University Hospital NHS Trust has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a vulnerable patient fell from a third floor window to his death in July 2010.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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Health board fined for asbestos failings

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Scottish health board has been fined for safety failings that led to several workers and contractors being potentially exposed to deadly asbestos fibres.

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RR972 – A survey of exposure to enzymes in cleaning solutions used to clean endoscopes

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Proteolytic enzymes are a recognised risk for respiratory and dermal allergy. Cases of asthma have been identified in health care workers using cleaning solutions containing these enzymes to decontaminate endoscopes and surgical equipment.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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