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Category: Waste and recycling

Waste and recycling industry being told to clean up by regulator

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Companies and people working in the waste and recycling industry are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties.

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Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Monday, September 18, 2017

Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks […]

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New Waste FAQ – When does LOLER apply to waste and recycling equipment?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This new FAQ explains how and when LOLER thorough examinations applies to plant and equipment commonly used within the Waste and Recycling Industry.

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EXTENDED EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 21 Sept 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

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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IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges. It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors. Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

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Waste recycling company fined after worker scalded

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A waste company has been sentenced today after one of its workers received severe burns to his upper body and face.

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Recycling company fined after worker crushed

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arrow Recycling Ltd has been fined after a worker was left fighting for his life after being crushed by about 400kg of cardboard.

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Health and safety events focus on sectors

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

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Recycling company fined after worker crushed

Friday, February 10, 2017

A recycling firm has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from a roller shutter door.

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Company fined after young worker injured

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries.

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Employee dies after collapse of waste material covers him

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him.

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Star company of BBC series prosecuted over worker injury

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work.

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Worker suffers life threatening injuries after drum explodes

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Kent company who supplies road safety products has been fined after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when a drum he was working on exploded.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Worker fatally crushed by refuse collection vehicle – firms fined £815,000

Friday, June 10, 2016

Two companies were fined a total of £815,000 after a worker and father-to-be was crushed to death in Lancashire by a refuse collection vehicle.

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Firm fined after three employees overcome by fumes

Friday, June 10, 2016

A food waste disposal and recycling firm has been fined £250,000 after three employees were overcome by toxic gases, including hydrogen sulphide, and a reduced oxygen atmosphere in an animal waste facility in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Worker crushed between two vehicles

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A waste management and plant hire company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling.

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Recycling company fined after worker was injured in machinery

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A recycling company in Nantwich has been fined after a 24 year old worker was seriously injured when he was dragged into machinery.

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Waste management firm in court after young man crushed to death

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Derbyshire waste firm Rainbow Waste Management Limited has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was crushed by the bucket of a motorised loading shovel.

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Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A scrap metal firm and its director have been fined after a Manchester worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm when it became stuck in a forklift truck.

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