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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.

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Worker exposed to high level of carbon monoxide

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Construction firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide and other substances hazardous to health.

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Refurb health and safety event for construction workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Construction companies and workers involved with refurbishment projects are invited to attend a free health and safety awareness event organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council.

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HSL: RM³ – Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³) – Buxton, 25-26 January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The course uses a mixture of presentations and group exercises (including knowledge sharing activities to ensure good practice is shared) over two days to ensure delegates fully understand the topics covered.

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Construction Company fined after contractor receives life changing injuries

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Lincoln based Construction Company, specialising in fitting mezzanine floors were prosecuted after a contractor fell onto a concrete floor.

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Energy giant’s appeal against £3m fine dismissed

Friday, December 23, 2016

Energy giant ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd has failed in its bid to reduce the level of fine handed down after an offshore multiple gas release incident in the North Sea.

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Employee prosecuted for dangerous work at height

Monday, December 19, 2016

An employee of a steel erection firm has been sentenced at Manchester Magistrates Court after admitted working unsafely at height on a hotel development in central Manchester.

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Asbestos removal supervisor fined for exposing workers to deadly fibres

Monday, December 19, 2016

An asbestos removal supervisor has been sentenced after admitting exposing numerous workers to deadly asbestos fibres during licensed asbestos removal works.

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Crushing plant operative left seriously injured

Monday, December 19, 2016

A crushing plant firm has been fined after worker lost his left arm when it was dragged into exposed machinery.

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Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls

Monday, December 19, 2016

A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Trio of firms fined £2million after worker’s leg is broken in trench collapse

Monday, December 19, 2016

Three companies have been sentenced today (19 December 2016) in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench which he was working in collapsed on him

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Air conditioning maintenance company in court over workers fall

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Leeds based air conditioning maintenance company has been fined after a worker fell 3 metres through a false ceiling.

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CRD – EU Classifications and labelling of plant protection products workshops – York, 17-18 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This event will cover the systems and criteria introduced by the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation; EC/1272/2008) and its significance for the suppliers of plant protection products. The potential for closer integration of activities managed respectively by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be discussed.

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Fatal accident to company Managing Director

Friday, December 16, 2016

A textile manufacturing company and one of its directors, Wazir Hussain were sentenced after a fatal accident to the company’s Managing Director, 36 year old Nasir Hussain.

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Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A self-employed farm worker has been imprisoned after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit.

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Builder prosecuted for worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A builder from Surrey has been prosecuted for the fall of a worker.

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CRD – Two Day Efficacy Workshop – York, 11-12 Jan 2017

Monday, December 12, 2016

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including Biological Assessment Dossiers (BADs) and draft Registration Reports (dRRs) to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009).

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RR1086 – Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers’ hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

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RR1076 – Spontaneous ignition of gas turbine lubricants at temperatures below their standard auto-ignition temperatures

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research using a Spontaneous Combustion Calorimeter developed to study spontaneous ignition.

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RR1075 – Benefits of data management and data trending in the UK Continental Shelf oil and gas industry

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes research to identify the barriers to the take-up of data trending to support ageing and life extension (ALE) decision making, in order to identify issues that industry could address.

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