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Southampton worker pays price for firm’s safety failings

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Romsey brick-making firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees suffered crush injuries to his leg in a poorly-guarded machine.

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Myth Busters Challenge Panel take company to task for using health and safety to mask unpopular decision

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

“Blanket is health and safety risk… unless you pay a fiver” – The Sun newspaper printed another example of the Myth Busters Challenge Panel taking a company to task for using health and safety to mask an unpopular decision.

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Outdoor advertising giant prosecuted for safety failings following serious injury in Bristol

Monday, August 20, 2012

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel UK Ltd has been fined after an employee’s hand was caught in a petrol-powered lawn mower in Bristol.

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HSE welcomes return of greasy pole event

Friday, August 17, 2012

Too many people use ‘health and safety’ as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible and fun activities going ahead.

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Fraudsters collude to trick independent school

Friday, August 17, 2012

Two men colluded with each other to commit fraud by falsifying a record stating that a school in Abingdon had been properly cleaned of asbestos.

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Firm fined after workers exposed to risk of electric shock

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Tyneside firm has been fined after an electrical system was left in a dangerous condition exposing workers to the risk of electric shock or electrocution.

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Letter to the Chief Executive, Western Challenge Housing Association following article in the Sun

Thursday, August 16, 2012

‘Elf and safety maniacs destroy OAPs’ garden’ – Letter from Judith Hackitt, HSE Chair to Western Challenge Housing Association following article in the Sun, 16 August 2012.

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Construction Infonet – July 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Construction Infonet is a free e-Bulletin from HSE to provide a regular update on health and safety issues for all in the construction industry. July 2012 edition has been added to the construction eBulletin archive.

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Firm fined after worker injured at waste site

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Staffordshire environmental waste company has been fined after an employee was crushed by a reversing vehicle.

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Dairy firm sentenced over explosion at Allerdale factory

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A national dairy firm has been sentenced following a major explosion at its cheese factory in Cumbria.

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Landlord prosecuted for endangering lives

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A landlord has been handed a suspended jail sentence for endangering lives after a mother, her partner and her eight-year-old daughter were poisoned by carbon monoxide at a flat in Lewisham.

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Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease eBulletin

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For free regular emails about significant updates to the legionella and legionnaires’ disease site, subscribe to the Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease eBulletin.

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HSE responds to Bracknell Forest Standard article “Bracknell Forest Homes tells mum ‘play equipment must go'”

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mike Wilcock, HSE’s Head of Operations for the South East’s response.

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Timber building company fined after worker’s fall at Shropshire school

Friday, August 10, 2012

A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a Shropshire school.

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HSE responds to Hertfordshire Mercury article “Visitors disappointed as Godiva speeds through Cuffley and Cheshunt – but nobody is taking the blame”

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Simon Longbottom, HSE’s Head of Operations for the East responds to Hertfordshire Mercury article, 9 August 2012.

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HSE responds to This is Lincolnshire article “Health and safety fears lead to ‘laughable’ mock-up of Jolly Fisherman statue in Skegness”

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rosi Edwards, HSE Regional Director’s response.

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Case 51 – Insurers required DSEAR risk assessment for aerosol items sold in store

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A retail manager contacted the panel because their landlord’s insurers were requiring a DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) risk assessment to be undertaken because of the aerosol items being sold in store.

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Scaffold work under the safety spotlight

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Construction sites in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire will be put under the spotlight over the next three weeks as part of a safety drive to reduce the number of workplace deaths and injuries. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will target poor performance on smaller construction and refurbishment sites where scaffolds […]

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Hertfordshire property developer prosecuted after workers put at risk

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A property developer has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered safety failings that endangered the lives of workers.

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Case 50 – School sports day cancelled due to health and safety concerns over wet ground conditions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A school sports day had been cancelled by the head teacher due to wet ground conditions at their sports ground. The school claimed that this was because of health and safety concerns.

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