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Category: Case studies

Leadership and worker involvement toolkit – Case studies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Five case studies which show how smaller construction businesses improved health and safety by using the leadership and worker involvement toolkit (LWIT). Two proven methods of using the toolkit become apparent: the ‘Risk profiling’ approach and the ‘Safety Observation Cards’ (SOCs) approach.

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Business case studies

Friday, July 24, 2015

Latest suite of video and narrative case studies, where businesses tell their stories of how they manage health and safety effectively and proportionately and how online HSE guidance helps them to do this.

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Welders – protect yourself from the causes of asthma

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welders suffer one of the highest rates of occupational asthma. This supplementary guidance includes top tips, advice and case studies on how to protect yourself in the workplace.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Farm Safety Partnership Scotland – new free leaflet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Over 70% of work-related deaths on Scotland’s farms are due to only four causes. Follow these safety tips and make sure you don’t leave it to fate.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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New occupational cancer case study

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This case study relating to carcinogens is an example of HSE working in partnership with industry to help develop a workable solution to reduce worker exposure to Hydrazine Hydrate – a Category 2 Carcinogen

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Latest Health and Safety Newsletter available online

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inside: Myth busting – how some half-baked decisions take the biscuit. We look at a year of myth busting, health surveillance made easier – HSE launches new online guidance, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: drama on the cobbles of Coronation Street, vomiting Larry makes a big splash, plus why life is now a bit easier for small businesses.

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Health and Safety Newsletter: Latest issue now available – Subscribe for free

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All the latest HSE news, case studies, court stories and guidance is now available to everyone free of charge – and it’s all just a click away, subscribe now. This issue: Will HSE’s new Fee for Intervention scheme affect you?, School trips: Avoiding the cotton wool culture, Cutting the risk of legionella, Help with work-related […]

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Agriculture – Case studies

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Agriculture has one of the highest fatal accident rates of any industry in the UK. All of the case studies featured are real incidents with real and sometimes fatal consequences for the people involved. They concentrate on some of the key agricultural themes being targeted by HSE, including: falls from height, livestock handling, transport and […]

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Worker Involvement – ‘Do your bit’ training materials

Monday, September 17, 2012

Following the successful delivery of HSE’s ‘Safe and sound at work – do your bit’ training initiative, HSE has made the training materials available for download via the HSE website. The materials are aimed at training professionals and any employers who have the necessary resources/knowledge and training expertise to deliver the training ‘in-house’.

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Falls from height – Common work at height tasks

Friday, September 14, 2012

Common work at height tasks – examples of generic good practice in the planning and assessment of tasks requiring work from height.

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Example risk assessments – Help for SMEs to assess health and safety risks in the workplace

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here you will find example risk assessments which show the kind of approach HSE expects a small business or workplace to take. The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment.

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Sawmill case study – Fatal fall while loading wood chips

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A driver arrived at a sawmill in the afternoon to load his heavy goods vehicle with wood chips. The sawmill staff finished work for the day and left from the front of the building, not seeing the driver or his vehicle again that day. The following morning staff saw the vehicle parked on an estate […]

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The power of personal experience

Monday, July 16, 2012

There are no more powerful voices than those who have suffered a loss or serious injury or ill health.

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Asbestos Mesothelioma – Christopher Morgan’s Story

Friday, July 6, 2012

Christopher Morgan was diagnosed in November 2008 with mesothelioma – an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He was working as a pipe fitter when he came into contact with the deadly fibres. He died in March 2010. Watch his story, listen to his advice, and pay attention to his warning: protect yourself.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – Issue 32 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In this issue: Pull the plug – don’t waste money on unnecessary electrical safety tests, The Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Accident case studies from one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, Legionella investigation update, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Catering and hospitality – Case studies

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HSE case studies relevant to the catering and hospitality industry, subject areas include: Kitchen related accidents, Housekeeping and cleaning regimes, Specification of appropriate flooring, Manual handling and Dermatitis.

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