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Blackburn firm prosecuted after teenager seriously injured

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Lancashire plastics company has appeared in court after a teenage apprentice suffered serious injuries when his arm was dragged into a machine.

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European safe maintenance campaign – events nationwide

Thursday, October 14, 2010

EEF is holding events on Safe Maintenance at sites across Great Britain, in conjunction with HSE and the TUC.

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Recycling firm prosecuted over Preston worker’s injuries

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A recycling company has appeared in court after one of its workers suffered broken ribs when he was forced onto a metal conveyor belt in Preston.

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Construction firm fined after electric shock scars worker for life

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Kent-based construction and engineering company has been fined after an employee suffered severe burns when his jack hammer touched unexposed underground electricity cables.

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Woodworking e-bulletin – subscribe for free

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Receive the latest news and information by email straight into your inbox on woodworking from HSE by subscribing to this free service.

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Better Gas Safe than sorry – Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anyone employed to work on gas appliances in domestic premises must be Gas Safe registered and competent in that area of gas work.

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Bristol company fined for cutting machine injury

Monday, October 11, 2010

The owner of a Bristol lighting company has today been fined £20,000 after an employee was injured by machinery that was not properly guarded.

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Fencing firm prosecuted for putting workers in danger

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Manchester fencing manufacturer has admitted putting its employees in danger by allowing them to use unguarded machinery.

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Pipework manufacturer failed to protect employees

Friday, October 8, 2010

A manufacturer of steel pipework has been fined for failing to purchase compulsory insurance to protect its employees.

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First set of 2010 figures on pesticide residues released

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) today published findings from its first quarterly report for food samples collected in 2010.

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Work Well Dorset team target motor trade

Friday, October 8, 2010

Officers from the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities in Dorset will be carrying out a programme of inspections to businesses associated with the motor vehicle trade during October and November, including motor vehicle repairers, body sprayers/repairers, tyre and exhaust fitting premises and vehicle showrooms.

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Pesticide Residues Committee publishes 2009 annual report

Friday, October 8, 2010

The 2009 Annual Report of the independent Pesticide Residues Committee (PRC) is published today. The report draws together the results of the UK’s programme of pesticide residues testing in food and drink for 2009.

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Rochdale firm in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Rochdale engineering company has been fined after a two-tonne piece of machinery fell onto a labourer, leaving him with multiple fractures.

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Cutting deaths in construction – free Shetland event aims to reduce risks

Friday, October 8, 2010

A practical event for builders, construction workers and contractors will take place in Shetland later this month in a bid to reduce accidents and ill-health in Scotland’s construction industry.

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North East deaths prompt safety roadshow

Friday, October 8, 2010

A white van with a difference will set off on week-long safety tour of major construction sites in the region on Monday 18 October.

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HSE and local authority inspectors visiting employees in West Wales to raise awareness of radon gas

Friday, October 8, 2010

HSE and local authority inspectors will be visiting businesses and organisations in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion to raise awareness of radon gas in the workplace.

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HSE responds to Evening Standard letter

Thursday, October 7, 2010

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger writes in response to Evening Standard letter “This strike wasn’t about jobs…” – 5 October 2010

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Illegal gas fitter sentenced

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A man who falsely claimed to be a registered gas engineer has been sentenced for illegally installing gas appliances at addresses in York.

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Contractors prosecuted after hoardings collapse on family

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A two-year-old child escaped with minor injuries injury after a 17 metre wide shop hoarding collapsed on him at a popular Merseyside shopping centre.

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Hospital fined after health worker infected with Hepatitis C

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A healthcare worker at a Worcestershire hospital contracted the Hepatitis C virus after injuring herself on a needle used to take blood from an infected patient.

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