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Category: Stonemasonry

Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A stonemasonry company in Perth has been fined after an apprentice stonemason was seriously injured from contact with an overhead power line.

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Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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RR1012 – Process evaluation of the Long Latency Health Risks Division (LLHRD) vocational training interventions

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three vocational education and training-based (VET) learning products/materials were developed in order to raise awareness of long latency respiratory health risks in three of the high risk vocational areas affected by these issues. The aims of the study were to explore how the VET materials can be implemented, and the perceived effectiveness of the implementation.

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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