HSE RSS feeds » Stonemasonry http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017 https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs https://www.hsl.gov.uk/healthy-lungs#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=57945 Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us.

Early Bird registration up until 21st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 22nd September is £425.

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Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:25:40 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/9190 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/06/14/worker-suffers-serious-injury-from-contact-with-overhead-power-line/feed/ 0 Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rcs-health-surveilance-exposure-control.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rcs-health-surveilance-exposure-control.htm#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:50:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50495 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/stone-masonry-boss-failed-to-protect-his-workers-health/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/stone-masonry-boss-failed-to-protect-his-workers-health/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:30:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/stone-masonry-boss-failed-to-protect-his-workers-health/7688 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:00:53 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49939 The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-issues-health-warning-to-the-stone-industry/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-issues-health-warning-to-the-stone-industry/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:53:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-issues-health-warning-to-the-stone-industry/7416 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/10/23/hse-issues-health-warning-to-the-stone-industry/feed/ 0 Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1012.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1012.htm#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:00:37 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48688 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/dust/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/dust/index.htm#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:30:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48657 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/index.htm#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48387 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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