HSE RSS feeds » Mining http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us.

Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009 http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49094 Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48738 Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:30:01 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/6749 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/01/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/feed/ 0 Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/earth-moving-machinery.htm#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48262 There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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