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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

Myth of the month – December 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Children are banned from throwing snowballs.

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‘Whose life is it anyway?’ response

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kevin Myers, HSE’s Deputy Chief Executive, responds to an article in the Guardian.

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Swimming pool banned from using floats – response

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

David Snowball, HSE Yorkshire and the North East Regional Director responds to an article in The

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Myth of the month Welsh version

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The welsh version of November 2008 myth poster ‘Children need to be wrapped in cotton wool to keep them safe’

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Myth of the month – November 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Myth: Children need to be wrapped in cotton wool to keep them safe.

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Twin gods put nonsense before care – response

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dr Paul Stollard, HSE Director Scotland, responds to an article in the Scotsman.

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Myth of the month – October 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Despite the story of a rugby club showing a film of a bonfire instead of lighting a real one, health and

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“Outdoor learning: Double dare”

Friday, September 19, 2008

Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, responds to the Daily Telegraph article

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“Health and safety says gravestones have to go”

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sandra Caldwell, Deputy Chief Executive of the HSE, responds to the London Evening Standard Article entitled “Health and safety says gravestones have to go” published on 12 September 2008.

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Myth of the month – September 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: HSE has banned this, that and the other.

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Myth of the Month – Welsh translation

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The August 2008 Myth of the month poster “Even Mr Punch needs a written risk assessment” is now

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Binmen refuse to take heavy bags

Friday, August 22, 2008

HSE Head of Operations – Nick Ratty – responds to an article in the Birmingham Post

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‘Trivial and pointless restrictions’

Friday, August 22, 2008

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger responds to a letter in the Daily Mail.

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‘Trust failed patients’ HSE Chief Executive responds

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive responds to a letter in the Daily Mail.

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Myth of the month – August 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Even Mr Punch needs a written risk assessment.

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Sweeping advice: don’t use a broom

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sandra Caldwell, HSE’s Deputy Chief Executive , responds to Daily Telegraph article: “Sweeping advice:

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Myth of the month: July 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Poles are banned in fire stations. It was widely reported that a fire station was built

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The Scotsman article: ‘Putting games to the sword’

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paul Stollard, HSE Director Scotland, responds to The Scotsman regarding their article about the relentless tide of health and safety, stopping Highland sword dancing.

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Response to Centre for Crime and Justice Centre briefing

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Response by Geoffrey Podger, HSE Chief Executive to a briefing from the Centre for crime and justice studies (CCJS):

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The high human cost of Scottish Fruit

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dr Paul Stollard, Health and Safety Executive Director Scotland, responds to a news article in the Scotsman on migrant workers in the Scottish fruit picking industry.

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