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Category: Surface engineering

Worker suffers chemical burns at electropolishing company

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An electropolishing company based in Hampshire has been fined after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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Metal company prosecuted after employee falls from height

Friday, December 11, 2015

Manchester Galvanising Ltd, a manufacturer of coated metals, was fined after an employee suffered a fractured foot and shoulder after falling three metres from a ladder into a drying pit.

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Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured.

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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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RR1042 – Exposure to carcinogens in surface engineering: Supplementary report

Friday, February 13, 2015

This report examines the efficacy of gloves, the use of surfactants and local exhaust ventilation in chromium plating, and the potential for transfer of contaminants outside the workplace.

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Safe use of Acetylene – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Acetylene Safety Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. The hazards posed by acetylene gas is not fully addressed by DSEAR and so additional legal requirements for its safe use is provided by the ASR 2014 to consolidate and modernise existing legislation.

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Working safely with acetylene – revised publication

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Download or buy online – This leaflet provides guidance on the fire and explosion hazards of acetylene. It is for people who use acetylene for welding, cutting and similar processes and will help them comply with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

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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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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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Powder coating firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Bedfordshire-based powder coating firm has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand injuries when lifting equipment failed at the company premises in Leighton Buzzard.

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Chromium and you: Working with chromium – are you at risk? (INDG346 revised)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with chromium and its inorganic compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Nickel and you: Working with nickel – are you at risk? (INDG351 revised)

Monday, October 28, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with nickel and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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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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RR963 – Exposure to hexavalent chromium, nickel and cadmium compounds in the electroplating industry

Friday, May 24, 2013

This research was conducted by HSE in partnership with the Surface Engineering Association (SEA). The aim was to investigate whether repeat Biological Monitoring (BM) over a period of time could be used to help drive sustainable improvements in exposure control.

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Burnley employees exposed to deadly dust

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Burnley firm has appeared in court after it put four of its employees at risk of contracting a potentially-deadly lung disease.

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Surface engineering – what is it?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Surface engineering refers to a wide range of technologies designed to modify the surface properties of components for decorative and/or functional purposes.

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COMAH major accident scenarios and risk reduction

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This guidance will assist surface engineering sites which fell within the scope of COMAH (Control of Major Accident

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