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HSE improved land use planning advice service

Monday, July 13, 2015

A new digital service making it easier and quicker for developers to access land use planning information and advice becomes available today (MON).

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Employee loses two fingers at silver manufacturer

Monday, July 13, 2015

A silver manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his right hand.

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County Council in court after schoolboy severs finger in class

Monday, July 13, 2015

North Yorkshire County Council has been prosecuted after a 14-year-old boy needed a finger amputated after it got tangled in a lathe during a lesson at Knaresborough’s King James’ School.

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Chutney company sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Merseyside based food company has been sentenced after a worker sustained injuries to his hand after clearing a sugar dispensing machine at a factory in Berkshire. 

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Company fined after worker’s legs crushed

Friday, July 10, 2015

A marine demolition company was fined £42,000 after an incident that resulted in a worker subsequently having his legs amputated.

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RR1006 – Literature review: Barriers to the application of Ergonomics/Human Factors in engineering design

Friday, July 10, 2015

The purpose of this literature review was to identify barriers to the use of Ergonomics/Human Factors (E/HF) information and principles in engineering design.

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Lack of training caused life changing injuries

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Essex tree specialist company, Oak View Tree Specialists Limited, has been fined after a skip loading dumper overturned severely injuring a worker.

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Car body repair company fined for failing to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The owner of a car body repair company has been fined for failing to comply with two improvement notices.

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Window cleaning company find for safety breaches

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A window cleaning firm & it’s sole Director have been fined for health and safety breaches after the company was employed to clean the windows at a nursing home.

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Health board sentenced after patient death

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Scottish health board was today fined £40,000 after a patient died when he was served food by hospital staff despite being deemed ‘nil by mouth’.

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Child loses fingertips in park gate

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council was fined for safety failings after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a gate at a playpark designed for children under 11 years old.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ringshall.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas and electrical work at a home in Ringshall.

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Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms.

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RR1012 – Process evaluation of the Long Latency Health Risks Division (LLHRD) vocational training interventions

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three vocational education and training-based (VET) learning products/materials were developed in order to raise awareness of long latency respiratory health risks in three of the high risk vocational areas affected by these issues. The aims of the study were to explore how the VET materials can be implemented, and the perceived effectiveness of the implementation.

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Industry expert takes up new worker engagement role at HSE

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bob Egan has accepted a key role with the offshore industry safety regulator, HSE’s Energy Division. 

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Worker’s serious injuries after arms entangled in machine

Friday, July 3, 2015

A worker’s arms were entangled in a high-powered lathe, causing serious injuries, because safety systems on the machine had been defeated.

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Firm fined after a man fell through fragile roof onto concrete

Friday, July 3, 2015

 A construction company was fined after a worker fell through a roof three metres onto a concrete floor below.

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Demolition firm fined after worker lost his life

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Building contractor, Euro Dismantling Solutions Limited was fined for safety failings after a man lost his life during demolition works.

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Welders – protect yourself from the causes of asthma

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welders suffer one of the highest rates of occupational asthma. This supplementary guidance includes top tips, advice and case studies on how to protect yourself in the workplace.

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