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Category: Recycling

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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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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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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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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Recycling company fined after injury on Croydon site

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine by the end of the week for safety failings on a waste transfer site in Croydon after an overseas student on shift work fell four metres through a chute.

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St Helens recycling firm sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, September 28, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed at a St Helens factory.

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Firm fined after worker lost finger in recycling machinery

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A worker lost a finger when it was crushed in machinery as safety procedures were ignored at a recycling centre in Wales.

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Warrington worker struck by forklift at recycling plant

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A recycling firm, which ignored warnings about safety at its plant in Warrington, has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a forklift truck.

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Recycling firm fined after worker breaks arm

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Birmingham metal recycling company has been prosecuted after a worker trapped and broke his arm in an unguarded conveyor belt.

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Multinational recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s death

Friday, June 1, 2012

Recycling company SITA UK Ltd has been fined £200,000 after a 21-year-old employee died from head injuries at its paper baling site in Tipton.

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Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 14, 2012

An Ystrad Mynach recycling firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a yard foreman was crushed to death.

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Recycling firm fined for subjecting workers to lead poisoning

Monday, April 23, 2012

An Edmonton-based recycling company has been fined for failing to protect employees working with lead.

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Recycling company prosecuted after worker’s foot is crushed

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A recycling company has been fined after a teenager with a promising career in motocross had his foot broken by a 16-tonne machine.

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Catalogue of safety failings by Rotherham firm

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A recycling company in Rotherham displayed “a blatant disregard” for the safety of 120 workers by failing to protect them properly against dangerous parts of cutting and crushing equipment.

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Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) meeting minutes

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Minutes of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum meeting held on 25 January 2011 at HSE, Cardiff.

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Nuneaton firm sentenced after teenager injured by forklift

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Nuneaton recycling company has been prosecuted by HSE after an 18-year-old employee was pinned to the ground by a forklift truck.

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Waste & recycling – lifting and carrying advice

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Conveyor belts are used in several industries to move materials. Using these systems in the workplace can reduce the risks of Musculoskeletal injury (MSD) by avoiding the need for excessive repetitive lifting and carrying.

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