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Chromium and you: Working with chromium – are you at risk? (INDG346 revised)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with chromium and its inorganic compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Nickel and you: Working with nickel – are you at risk? (INDG351 revised)

Monday, October 28, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with nickel and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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INDG354 – Safety in electrical testing at work

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This revised leaflet is aimed at people who manage or carry out electrical testing, and gives guidance on controlling risks and preventing or reducing danger arising from these activities.

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More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks

Monday, October 21, 2013

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive.

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Demolition firm fined after floor collapse

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Neath Port Talbot based demolition firm has been fined £30,000 after two of its workers were injured when a mezzanine floor collapsed on them.

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Firm in court over ‘Dickensian’ conditions for Preston workers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A construction firm has been prosecuted after it allowed subcontractors to carry out refurbishment work on a Grade 2 listed building in Preston for nearly seven weeks without toilets or running water.

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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

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Firm fined over bulldozer driver death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex.

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Cheshire fertiliser firm sentenced over asbestos exposure

Monday, October 7, 2013

A fertiliser manufacturer has been sentenced after around 50 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres at its plant at Ince Marshes near Ellesmere Port.

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Chemical firm sentenced over Burscough explosion

Friday, October 4, 2013

A chemical firm has been ordered to pay £150,000 in fines and costs over a major explosion at a waste management site in Lancashire that caused three workers to sustain serious burns.

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Glossop metals firm in court over employee’s crane injuries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

As the initiative draws to a close, take a look at our final image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Company fined for tall ship blaze

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Dorset yacht company has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship and almost killed a worker.

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Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture (second edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This updated second edition is for employers, employees and the self-employed. It covers the management of health and safety, as well as outlining the specific risks of agricultural and horticultural work, giving easy-to-follow, practical advice to keep you safe and healthy at work.

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HSG107: Maintaining portable electrical equipment (third edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This revised guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. The table of suggested frequencies has been updated as well as guidance to clarify what the legal requirement for maintenance of portable electrical equipment means in practice.

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Workers’ falls land building company in court

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Leicestershire building company has been fined after two workers fell four metres from an insecure platform balanced on the raised forks of a telehandler.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 2

Monday, September 23, 2013

The ‘Safer sites’ construction initiative is about to enter its final week, check out our image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – video: ‘Turning concern into action’

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As HSE’s campaign targeting poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s construction sites continues, this short film serves as a timely and poignant reminder of the consequences of failing to keep people safe at work.

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