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‘It has arguably saved more lives than any other legislation’, writes Telegraph journalist

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As we prepare to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act this summer, the Daily Telegraph has published an incisive article acknowledging the importance of the Act.

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BBC Countryfile presenter hosts farm safety event

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, has helped to get important safety messages out to farmers in the Gloucestershire area by hosting a free training event at Cotswold Farm Park on Tuesday 1 November.

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Severe weather and postponement of sporting events

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

There have been various reports and comments in the media alluding to HSE having a role to play in cancelling sporting events during the severe weather we’ve been experiencing. This is not the case:

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HSE’s head of agriculture on BBC Farming Today

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HSE’s head of agriculture, Graeme Walker speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme following the release of the latest major injury statistics for agriculture.

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Business Minister announces easier procurement process

Monday, October 25, 2010

A simpler way of pre-qualifying for construction contracts was announced by Business Minister Mark Prisk on 18 October.

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Research indicates no increased cancer risk at Greenock factory

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Workers at a Scottish semi-conductor plant are not at increased risk of developing occupational cancers, new research suggests.

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Offshore industry warned over ‘not good enough’ safety statistics

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The offshore oil and gas industry has been warned about its safety record as new statistics show increases in major injuries and unplanned hydrocarbon releases.

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HSE warns construction firms in Cardiff to adhere to safety standards

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cardiff building and property businesses have been warned about breaking safety laws after unannounced checks revealed concerns about construction and refurbishment work in the city.

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Motor vehicle repair bodyshop workers still at risk of asthma

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Body shop workers are being encouraged to do more to protect themselves when paint spraying, as new research suggests that some are still putting themselves at risk of developing asthma.

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HSE welcomes Court of Appeal decision

Friday, July 30, 2010

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE welcomes the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal that Wolverhampton City Council unlawfully failed to consider whether to use its powers to revoke or modify the planning permission previously granted in respect of Block D of student accommodation, which has not yet been built.”

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Rise in farm deaths shows HSE is right to drive home message

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Scotsman Business section, 12 July 2010

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Life saving work

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Challenging perceptions – what does health and safety really mean?

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Comet fined £75,000 over Wrexham fatal roof fall

Monday, July 5, 2010

BBC News article: 5 July 2010 – Comet fined £75,000 over Wrexham fatal roof fall

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HSE investigates two deaths involving gates

Monday, July 5, 2010

HSE has been assisting the police in South Wales following the death of a child in an incident involving an electric gate in Bridgend on Saturday. Inspectors have already been on site to start an investigation and will meet again today with South Wales police. It is too early to comment on what happened at […]

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HSE Chair dispels health and safety myths

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt explains why workplace wellbeing is non-negotiable.

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The Science of Safety – Eddie Morland on YouTube

Monday, May 24, 2010

Health and Safety Laboratory Chief Executive Eddie Morland on understanding and managing risk

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Geoffrey Podger and Judith Donovan at Expo 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

HSE board member Judith Donovan opened the Safety & Health Expo 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 11th May.

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“True to your own values”: Judith Hackitt in Sunday Times

Monday, May 17, 2010

‘You must be true to your own values’ says HSE Chair Judith Hackitt, in this week’s Leading Edge column in the Sunday Times.

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Explosion at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot

Friday, April 16, 2010

The trial of three companies over the explosion at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in 2005 began on Wednesday 14 April 2010.

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HSE consults on minor amendments to GMO regulations

Thursday, April 1, 2010

HSE has today released a consultation document outlining how it plans to implement minor changes to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000, to bring it in line with a European Commission Directive.

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