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Legionnaires’ disease – The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (revised)

Monday, November 25, 2013

This fourth edition contains revisions to simplify and clarify the text and is aimed at dutyholders, including employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties in relation to legionella.

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CONIAC meeting – 20 November 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Agenda and papers for the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) meeting, which took place on 20 November 2013.

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New UK map of bogus ‘elf and safety excuses Londoners report most ‘jobsworth’ decisions to myth buster panel – with Scots and Welsh at other end of league table

Friday, November 22, 2013

Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, has analysed the national spread of all reports to the popular Myth Busters Challenge Panel – set up to clamp down on bogus health and safety excuses.  

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HSE Chair speech: Process Safety – Do they mean us?

Friday, November 22, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s speech at the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) and Costain Health and Safety Lecture, 19 November 2013.

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INDG177 – Gamekeeping and deer farming (revised)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This guidance is for employers and others whose work involves moorland and lowland gamekeeping (including deer stalking and the work of water bailiffs and ghillies) and deer farming.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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L56 – Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This newly updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance gives practical advice on the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. It is for anyone who may have a duty under the Regulations, including those who install, service, maintain or repair gas appliances and other gas fittings.

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HSE Chair speech: Process Safety – focusing on what really matters – leadership!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s keynote opening address, with accompanying slides, to Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center symposium, Texas A&M University, 22 October 2013.

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Building firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A North Yorkshire-based construction company has admitted safety failings that led to one of its employees suffering a fractured skull and eight broken ribs in a four-metre fall.

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Cobalt and you: Working with cobalt – are you at risk? (INDG442)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with cobalt 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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Beryllium and you: Working with beryllium – are you at risk? (INDG311 revised)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with beryllium 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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Chorley car salvage firm fined over mechanic’s severe burns

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A car mechanic suffered severe burns when the inspection pit he was standing in burst into flames, a court has heard.

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Benzene and you: Working with benzene – are you at risk? (INDG329 revised)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with benzene. 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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Arsenic and you: Working with arsenic – are you at risk? (INDG441)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with arsenic 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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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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