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Category: Textiles

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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Rochdale company in court over worker’s severe chemical burns

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Rochdale fabric firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell into a vat of bleach and suffered severe chemical burns over most of his body.

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No volume control at Keighley company

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.

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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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Quilt and pillow firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Middleton company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when his right hand was trapped in a moving machine.

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Macclesfield firm in court over teenage apprentice’s injuries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A fabric company in Macclesfield has been fined after a teenage apprentice suffered severe injuries when his left arm was dragged around a machine roller.

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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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Court action for textile firm over employee’s crushed fingers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Huddersfield woman was left with lasting hand damage when her fingers were crushed in a yarn processing machine.

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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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Fabric firm fined after worker dragged into machine

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Kearsley-based fabric manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he was dragged into a machine.

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Staffordshire firm in court after worker shatters arm in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Leek company that weaves and dyes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee seriously injured his arm in an unguarded machine.

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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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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Silk weaving firm in court over safety breaches

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Suffolk textile company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker suffered three years of ill-health and was left disabled following his exposure to chemicals.

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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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Rochdale bedding firm fined £50k over multiple safety failings

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found the majority of its machines were unsafe to use.

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Halifax firm’s failings put teenager in hospital

Friday, April 26, 2013

A West Yorkshire company has been prosecuted for breaching safely law after a 1.5 tonne pallet toppled on to a teenage worker, trapping him by the legs.

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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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