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Construction industry workers invited to find out about the dangers of dust

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting representatives of the construction industry to a free seminar about the dangers of dust.

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Linton man in court after waste site death

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The driver of a loading shovel has been sentenced for safety failings after he reversed his vehicle into a lorry trailer at a Cambridgeshire waste site, crushing and killing its driver.

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Eight metre fall for trainee lands firm in court

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Hertfordshire firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a trainee employee suffered multiple fractures in an eight-metre fall from a roof.

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RR978 – Access equipment for construction work at height in residential properties

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The aim of this project was to identify reasonably practical measures to reduce the number of deaths of workers in micro enterprises (MEs), and those who work as sole traders, in carrying out repairs at height on residential properties.

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Biocides – The EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) published

Monday, August 5, 2013

The EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 27 June 2012 and applies in UK (and the rest of the EU) from 1 September 2013. Information about the requirements of EU BPR is now available on the biocides website.

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Gloucestershire engineering company fined for interlock failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Forest of Dean engineering company has been fined after an employee injured his hand on a machine where a safety lock had been deliberately disabled.

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Company and director sentenced for house collapse failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Buckinghamshire construction company and its managing director have been fined for multiple safety failings following the total collapse of two large properties in Westminster.

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RR977 – Occupational Hygiene implications of processing waste at Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs): Exposure to bioaerosol and dust

Friday, August 2, 2013

This report presents the findings of a study to investigate exposures to dust and its microbiological components amongst workers employed at Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).

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Tyre services company prosecuted for safety failings

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Somerset tyre services company has been fined after a labourer was injured when his trousers became entangled in an unguarded lathe.

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Two firms fined after workers injured at construction site

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Two firms have been fined after a brick archway weighing two tonnes collapsed and injured two workers during a major refurbishment project.

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Consultation on proposals to consolidate and modernise the legislative controls for Acetylene

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Views sought on HSE’s proposal to consolidate and modernise the Acetylene legislative framework in Great Britain.  The consolidation will update the current legislative arrangements for acetylene making them easier to understand. The consultation period began on 30 July and will end on 24 September 2013.

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Employers urged take care of young people starting summer jobs – BSC: Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

With the holiday season approaching, the British Safety Council (BSC) are urging employers to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people hired for temporary, summer work.

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HSE responds to Portsmouth News; Milkshake fan banned from McDonalds drive-thru

Saturday, July 27, 2013

HSE Chair; I salute Kate Legg for challenging officials who cited ‘health and safety’ as a reason why she couldn’t use her mobility scooter at a McDonalds drive-thru.

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Engineering company fined after worker is seriously injured

Friday, July 26, 2013

A West Lothian engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a 400kg metal ring being propelled toward him under high pressure.

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Cable firm fined after two Leigh workers injured

Friday, July 26, 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after two employees were injured in two separate incidents on the same machine at its factory in Leigh.

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Safety initiative targets schools and universities

Friday, July 26, 2013

A new safety initiative is being launched on Monday 29 July targeting construction work taking place at schools, universities and student accommodation during the summer holidays.

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Firms fined for North Devon quarry blast damage

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two companies have been fined after a quarry explosion sent rocks flying 200 metres into the air and onto a public road, causing damage to waiting cars.

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Housebuilder prosecuted for failing to fence off construction site

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A South Wales housebuilder has been given a two year conditional discharge for repeatedly ignoring warnings to fence off a potentially dangerous construction site.

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West coast fish farmers to receive safety advice

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scotland fish and shellfish farmers are being encouraged to attend a special aquaculture and maritime safety event in Kishorn Port on 3 September.

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Maintenance man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A 70 year-old self-employed maintenance worker has been fined for carrying out illegal gas work at a café and restaurant in St Austell, exposing customers and workers to the risk of injury.

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