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Category: Industry

Entertainment industry and CDM regulations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the recent public consultation on HSE’s proposals for revised CDM regulations, a significant number of organisations expressed concerns about the potential impact of CDM application to construction work carried out in some entertainment workplaces. HSE has responded to these concerns in an open letter to entertainment industry stakeholders.

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

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Building firm director in court over health risk

Friday, August 22, 2014

The director of a Stockport-based building firm has been fined after the health of workers was put at risk for more than three months.

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Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.

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Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.

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Selkirk company fined £100,000 for death of an employee

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Selkirkshire based company has been found guilty today at Jedburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when they died after becoming trapped between a partition door and a support frame within their Winston Road pr…

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NHS Trust in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire. 

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Firm fined after dairy worker seriously injured in fall

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A CountyDurham dairy has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall. 

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NHS Board sentenced after safety failings led to mental health patient suicide

Monday, August 18, 2014

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board has been fined for serious safety breaches after a mental health patient was able to hang herself.

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Food firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, August 15, 2014

A food company has been fined after an agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery at a Newport bakery. 

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Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Have your say – brief questionnaire on RPE website and tools

Friday, August 15, 2014

Complete our short questionnaire and help us evaluate how well HSE respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tools and information is helping reduce ill health. The closing date for responses is 11 September 2014.

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INDG254 – Chemical reaction hazards and the risk of thermal runaway (rev)

Friday, August 15, 2014

This leaflet is for small and medium-sized companies in the chemical manufacturing industry. It identifies the main hazards of carrying out chemical reactions, provides guidance on how you can ensure a safe operation, and identifies some sources of further information and advice.

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Dudley company fined for failing to manage dangerous bacteria

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Stourbridge dry cleaning company has been fined after its failure to properly manage and monitor Legionella bacteria put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Worker badly burned after firm ignores safety risks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Batley.

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Waste08 – Compaction equipment: Managing user and public safety (rev)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This guidance gives advice on the main safety issues at compactors and how the risks can be controlled. It is aimed at employers, managers and supervisors at premises where compactors are used and also focuses on the risks to members of the public, as these units are often placed in areas open to the public.

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Farm Safety Partnership Scotland – new free leaflet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Over 70% of work-related deaths on Scotland’s farms are due to only four causes. Follow these safety tips and make sure you don’t leave it to fate.

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Fatal injuries in farming, horticulture and fish farming in Scotland – 2003/04 to 2013/14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This new report summarises the fatalities reported in the farming sector in Scotland between 1 April 2003 and 31 March 2014.

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Shropshire farmer in court after worker trapped in machinery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Ellesmere arable farmer has received a conditional discharge after a worker suffered serious arm, head and back injuries while unblocking a grain drying machine. 

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Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

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