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Category: Heavy clay and bricks

Brick manufacturer fined after worker injured

Monday, July 13, 2015

A brick manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees was seriously injured.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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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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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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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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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Control of exposure to silica dust: A guide for employees

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This leaflet explains what employers and employees should do to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica at work. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete.

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Brick firm breaks safety law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A West Yorkshire brick making firm has been prosecuted after safety failings at its factory led to a worker losing a thumb and having his hand almost severed in a poorly-guarded press machine.

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C3HARGE Industry Advisory Committee

Friday, December 7, 2012

The agenda for 3 October 2012 and minutes of 4 July 2012 meetings of C3HARGE (ceramics, cement, concrete, heavy clay, refractories and glass manufacturing industries joint health and safety advisory committee), now published.

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Southampton worker pays price for firm’s safety failings

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Romsey brick-making firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered crush injuries to his leg in a poorly-guarded machine.

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Lung diseases: Silicosis – Major disease risk from RCS dust

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is found in stone, rocks, sands and clays. Exposure to RCS over a long period can cause fibrosis (hardening or scarring) of the lung tissue with a consequent loss of lung function.

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Lorry driver fined after worker crushed in brick clamp

Friday, October 14, 2011

An experienced lorry loader operator from Radstock, Somerset has been fined after another worker was crushed in the brick clamp of the lorry loader, leaving him with serious internal injuries

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Meetings of C3HARGE

Friday, May 22, 2009

The agenda for 19 February 2009 and the minutes for 29 October 2008 are now available for the Ceramics, cement,

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