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Category: Paper

Health and safety in the paper industry

Cardboard manufacturer prosecuted after worker’s hand crushed

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it was trapped between metal rollers superheated by steam.

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Firm fined for worker’s death at paper mill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A company has been fined following the death of a worker who became trapped in unguarded machinery at a Devon paper mill.

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HSG279 – Making paper safely: Managing safety in the papermaking process

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This guidance is for managers and users of paper and tissue manufacturing machinery. It provides practical guidance to manage the risks on papermaking machinery and describes the law that applies. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. New sections have also been added to cover areas of papermaking not previously covered.

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Paper company in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Swanley firm that makes paper products has been prosecuted for allowing workers to bypass interlocked guards on machinery after one employee trapped his hand.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Paper company in court after worker crushed by reel of paper

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Hertfordshire-based company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a 3.2 tonne reel of paper at its premises in Essex.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Tissue maker fined after worker has fingers amputated

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A major Leicester-based company has been fined after a worker had to have the tips of two fingers amputated after trapping them in badly-guarded machinery while trying to clear a blockage.

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Oldham tissue firm fined over severed fingers

Friday, October 25, 2013

An Oldham-based tissue manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee lost the tops of two fingers in machinery.

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Cardboard firm in court over employee’s injuries

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A corrugated cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery at a factory in Ellesmere Port.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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Company fined after worker’s hand crushed

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Wellingborough firm has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded laminating machine.

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Lancaster tissue manufacturer in court over worker’s fall

Friday, May 24, 2013

A worker could have been killed when metal grating gave way under his feet at a tissue factory in Lancaster, a court has heard.

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Safety lesson for paper mill in court

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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