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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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Worker suffers life changing injuries after being hit by falling machinery

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has been fined after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery.

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Company fined after worker suffered broken neck

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Shropshire steel engineering company has been fined after a worker got the sleeve of his overalls caught in an unguarded drill bit, causing serious neck and arm injuries.

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Manufacturer fined after worker’s hand trapped in machine

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Stirling insulation manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered injuries to his hand and arm when it became trapped in an unguarded part of a machine.

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Firm in court for Somerset worker’s life-threatening injury

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Somerset drinks company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed an artery in an unguarded machine on a bottling production line and needed life-saving surgery.

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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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Stonemason in court following death of four-year old boy

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A stonemason has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a poorly-installed fireplace toppled onto and killed a four-year-old boy at his Northamptonshire home.

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Concrete manufacturer fined after worker’s arm pulled into machine

Monday, June 24, 2013

An Ayrshire concrete manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in a machine.

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Sawmill fined after worker’s arm crushed in conveyor

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Herefordshire sawmill has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered severe crush injuries when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a poorly-guarded conveyor belt.

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Company fined after worker’s hand crushed

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Wellingborough firm has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded laminating machine.

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Chocolate company fined after worker’s finger amputated

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Northamptonshire chocolate maker has been fined after an employee’s finger was severed in an inadequately guarded machine.

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RR974 – Identifying the human factors associated with the defeating of interlocks on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines

Monday, June 17, 2013

This research sought to identify reasons why operatives defeat interlocks on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, and to obtain an understanding of the extent of this behaviour across the UK engineering industry. The findings from this research provided a number of valuable insights about the frequency of defeating interlocks and the influences upon this behaviour.

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Rochdale bedding firm fined £50k over multiple safety failings

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found the majority of its machines were unsafe to use.

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

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Firm in court after worker loses sight in one eye

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Tyneside autoparts firm has been fined after a worker lost his sight in one eye when a compressed air hose whipped him in the face.

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South Wales firm fined for worker’s six metre fall

Monday, June 10, 2013

An engineering firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered major injuries when he plunged six metres from a platform he was working on when it was hit by an overhead gantry crane.

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Sheffield company fined for Derbyshire skip lorry death

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Sheffield company that crushes rubble from construction and demolition waste has been fined £300,000 after an employee was killed by an overturning skip lorry in Derbyshire.

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Blueprint sets out waste industry’s safety drive

Friday, June 7, 2013

A five-prong plan for driving down the number of people killed and seriously injured in the waste and recycling industry has been published.

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Firms fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machinery

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A tin can factory worker had his ring finger ripped off by unguarded machinery while feeding metal sheets onto a conveyor, a court has heard.

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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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