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Category: Welding

Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

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Welding – risk to respiratory health from fume exposure

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Welding Fume Team (WFT) was established by HSE in 2010 and has a broad membership with representatives from across a range of interests. The WFT works together to raise awareness of the respiratory hazards of fume from welding and thermal cutting applications. Read more about welding top tips, case studies and the WFT.

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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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Welders – protect yourself from the causes of asthma

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welders suffer one of the highest rates of occupational asthma. This supplementary guidance includes top tips, advice and case studies on how to protect yourself in the workplace.

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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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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

A leading engineering company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from scaffolding and suffered serious injuries.

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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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RR1018 – Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in the welding environment

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Electromagnetic fields Directive was adopted in June 2013. Member States are required to bring into force any laws, regulations and or administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive by July 1st, 2016. This research report considers various types of welding and the requirements of the Directive.

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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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RR1010 – Standardisation of the measurement of capture efficiency of on-gun extraction for welding

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Inhalation of welding fume is recognised as being a threat to workers’ health due to the development of occupational illnesses such as welding fume fever and asthma. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an effective method to control exposure and previous work has indicated the merit of the use of on-gun extraction systems.

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Have your say – brief questionnaire on RPE website and tools

Friday, August 15, 2014

Complete our short questionnaire and help us evaluate how well HSE respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tools and information is helping reduce ill health. The closing date for responses is 11 September 2014.

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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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Welding company fined after worker crushed fingers in unguarded machine

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Dudley welding machine manufacturer has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings led to a worker losing two fingers.

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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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Didcot manufacturer fined for acetone burn failings

Monday, March 3, 2014

A specialist manufacturer of vessels and pipework designed to carry liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen has been fined after a welder was seriously burned during unsafe hotwork.

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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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Pneumonia vaccination for employees exposed to welding and metal fume

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guidance to employers who are considering offering the pneumonia vaccine (PPV) for employees exposed to welding or metal fume who may be at risk of pneumococcal lobar pneumonia.

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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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Company fined for tall ship blaze

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Dorset yacht company has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship and almost killed a worker.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at redundant Dairy Crest site

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dairy Crest Limited and a Manchester welding company have been fined for exposing employees to potentially fatal asbestos containing material at an industrial site in Devon.

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