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Launch of revised guidance – Health and safety in care homes – HSG220

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents.

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Healthy workplaces manage stress – get involved in the campaign

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You or your organisation can participate in the campaign by accessing downloads of the European campaign guide as well as leaflets, flyers and posters – all for free.

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Firms in court over Manchester care home death

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings following the death of an elderly resident at a care home in Manchester.

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Safety Leadership – Delivers Success – Oxford, 10 & 11 September 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

NASHiCs learning and Development Forum for Social Care, venues in and around the City of Oxford. Session cover, legal updates, commissioning, regulation, leadership and best practice and more…

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Healthy workplaces manage stress – enter the European Good Practice Awards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do you know of a good practice example of a workplace that manages stress effectively? Enter the European Good Practice Awards – deadline for submissions is 6 October 2014.

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Manchester care home in court over vulnerable resident’s injuries

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Manchester care home has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable resident was badly injured when he fell from a first floor window.

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Care provider prosecuted after death of patient during restraint

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Care provider Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a patient died while being restrained using an unauthorised technique at a Nottinghamshire mental health hospital.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Hospital Trust’s basic failures led to patient’s death

Monday, April 28, 2014

A vulnerable diabetic patient died because a hospital trust failed to implement basic handover procedures and ensure essential record-keeping, a court has heard.

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European campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

During 2014-2015, HSE is helping to promote EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress – by providing campaign specific information, including news, events and resources.

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UK’s biggest care home provider fined over fish & chip death

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The UK’s biggest care home provider has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a vulnerable resident choked to death on fish and chips during an entertainment evening at its Chorley premises.

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NASHICS Spring Seminar 2014: Social Care Health and Safety – Stirling, 15 April 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

This seminar will make safety real, relevant and specific for the care sector. Keep up to date with important topics, explore practical issues of current concern, and take away solutions.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Health board fined for asbestos failings

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Scottish health board has been fined for a safety failing that led to several workers being exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during a seven-year period.

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