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Hospital trust sentenced over fatal Legionnaires’ disease and patient window fall

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today (4 September) been ordered to pay a total of £350,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings relating to two separate matters.

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Jarrow firm sentenced after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Jarrow firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it became caught in machinery at an engineering plant.

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New methods for Hazardous Area Classification for explosive gas atmospheres – HSL, Buxton, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Seminar will provide a practical guide to area classification taking into account recent research that has been carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratory. Seminar will also be of interest to those with responsibilities for demonstrating compliance with Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

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Directors prosecuted for worker death failings

Monday, September 2, 2013

The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have been prosecuted after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster.

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Building contractor fined after family exposed to carbon monoxide danger

Monday, September 2, 2013

Morris and Spottiswood Ltd, a Glasgow based building contractor has been fined for a catalogue of failings that left a family exposed to potentially fatal carbon monoxide fumes.

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National clampdown targets poor construction site safety

Monday, September 2, 2013

Poor standards and unsafe work on Britain’s building sites will be targeted as part of a nationwide drive aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Amenity Weed Control Conference 2013 – October 17, Leicester

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Amenity Forum holds its annual conference on 17th October 2013 at the Leicester City Football Club. The event will focus on the practical implications of recent national policy changes and initiatives, and the technical challenges facing the amenity sector.

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HSE responds to article regarding its decision to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Friday, August 30, 2013

HSE Acting Chief Executive responds to The Guardian article – “Mid Staffs trust to be prosecuted over death of diabetic patient”, 29 August 2013.

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Bolton building firm in court over unsafe scaffolding

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Bolton building firm has appeared in court after two workers were spotted replacing guttering in high winds while using unsafe scaffolding.

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OIAC Workforce Involvement Group

Friday, August 30, 2013

The agenda for the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee’s Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) meeting on 5 September 2013 is now available.

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Kent firm fined after young apprentice’s electric shock

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Dartford-based engineering firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenage apprentice fell from a ladder as he received an electric shock from badly wired equipment.

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Builder fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries in fall

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Leicestershire builder has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he plunged six metres while repairing a second floor window.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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CHIP for everyone: Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 – second edition

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This book gives a basic introduction to CHIP. It explains how the Regulations work and will help you decide what you should do. The CHIP Regulations are being replaced by the new European Regulation, known as the CLP Regulation. Part 8 of this guide provides links to guidance on this.

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HSE prosecutes Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust over the death of Gillian Astbury, it announced today.

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Lytham hotel guests put at risk by unsafe gas boilers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Guests at a hotel in Lytham St Annes were put at risk from unsafe gas boilers for nearly two years, a court has heard.

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Property developer fined for putting workers’ lives at risk

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Plymouth property developer put the lives of builders at risk by letting them work near unprotected holes up to nine metres deep at a “Dickensian” site in Cardiff, a court has heard.

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Plastics firm fined after heavy bale topples onto worker

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Preston worker could have been killed when a 400kg bale struck him as it toppled from a forklift truck, a court has heard.

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Council fined after two workers suffered electrical burns

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after two workers suffered flash burns when they struck an electrical cable while digging a ditch.

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Norfolk company in court after worker’s finger injured in printing press

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Norwich printing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his finger in an unguarded machine.

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