Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group (MOHSG) that includes the above talk by John Grevatt, The First Aid Training School. An HSE Workplace officer will be in attendance.
A Durham recycling firm has been fined for putting workers’ lives at risk after two machines were found to have vital safety mechanisms deliberately disabled.
The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos.
HSE Deputy Chief Executive Kevin Myers writes in response to The Press and Journal Energy article – “Union sounds danger warning”, 30 March 2013.
The landlord of a Blackburn business unit has been found guilty of a health and safety offence after two people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a dangerous gas heater.
A County Durham construction firm has been fined for dangerous practices on a building site in Aberdeen.
An Isle of Wight boatyard business has been fined for safety failings after a poorly maintained mobile crane overturned during a lifting operation at Yarmouth Harbour.
A London-based chemicals company has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a forklift truck and had to have part of his leg amputated.
HSE is recruiting – offshore and onshore major hazard job opportunities.
A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.
The former owners of a Buckinghamshire care home have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a frail 76-year-old woman died following a fall from a hoist.
A Northamptonshire grain firm has been fined after an employee lost three fingers and a thumb on the blades of a running mixer.
The owner of a Herne Bay hair salon has been fined for failing to provide legally required insurance cover that enables employees to claim damages should they be injured at work.
A West Midlands glass processor has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s finger had to be amputated when it was crushed in machinery.
GKN Aerospace was prosecuted today (25 March) for failing to heed safety regulations for at least six years, leaving a group of employees with permanent nerve damage.
HSE responds to “Flapjack whack rap claptrap” article in The Sun, 25 March 2013.
This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.
Nearly one in five construction sites visited across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks.
This information sheet is for healthcare employers and employees. It will help you understand your legal obligations under the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 (the ‘Sharps Regulations’) which come into force on 11th May 2013.
A Halesowen scaffolding company has been fined after an inexperienced 18-year-old apprentice broke his back when he fell more than three metres.