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Category: Putting the record straight

HSE responds to press articles critical of health and safety to help put the record straight

Heinz beans ‘can song’ advert banned over injury fears

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.

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Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students  from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old myth:

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HSE responds to UCATT release on construction deaths

Friday, February 19, 2016

On 18/02/2016, construction union UCATT issued a press release to media that claimed there was an increase in prosecution delays and fall in convictions following construction deaths. UCATT cited information that was included in a recent Parliamentary Question response. HSE construction sector has responded to UCATT’s interpretation of the statistics.

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Let’s hope common sense prevails, says HSE

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A story published online this morning (17 November 2015) by The Post in Bristol suggests a blind schoolgirl has been ‘banned’ from bringing her walking cane to school because of ‘health and safety’ reasons.

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HSE refutes ‘no concerns’ claim on Channel 4 News item, 19/10/2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A statement made by an interviewee in Tuesday’s Channel 4 News item about living conditions for migrant workers at Nickle Farm in Kent was incorrect. www.channel4.com/news/waitrose-suspends-apple-supplier-after-migrant-worker-report 

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Proper health and safety is no barrier to success

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HSE responds to article in The Herald – “Time for radical re-think on health and safety regulations”, 29 September 2015.

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HSE rails against health and safety claim in Telegraph’s dentist story

Friday, July 31, 2015

HSE responds to Telegraph story – “Dentist tells the obese they are not welcome”, 31 July 2015.

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