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UK’s biggest care home provider fined over fish & chip death

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The UK’s biggest care home provider has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a vulnerable resident choked to death on fish and chips during an entertainment evening at its Chorley premises.

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EH38 – Ozone: Health hazards and control measures

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This guidance is primarily aimed at employers and managers of people exposed to ozone in the course of their work. It draws attention to the potential ill health which exposure to ozone can cause and indicates potential sources of ozone at work. This third edition includes updated references to COSHH, CLP and CHIP Regulations.

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Large fine for heating firm after worker crushed to death

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Wednesbury-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer has been fined £150,000 after a worker was crushed to death while working in its warehouse.

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Chester dairy factory fined after workers badly scalded

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Chester-based dairy firm has been fined £54,000 after two employees were badly scalded when hot water escaped from the top of a 600 litre tank.

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Didcot manufacturer fined for acetone burn failings

Monday, March 3, 2014

A specialist manufacturer of vessels and pipework designed to carry liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen has been fined after a welder was seriously burned during unsafe hotwork.

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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Friday, February 28, 2014

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

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HSE Chair speech: Enhancing and Delivering Health and Safety Reform – The Role of the Health and Safety Executive

Friday, February 28, 2014

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s keynote speech, with accompanying slides, at Inside Government event – ‘Health and Safety 2014: Improving Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare’, 28 January 2014.

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Burnley bakery fined after worker loses fingertips in pasty machine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Burnley bakery has appeared in court after an employee had the tips of two fingers chopped off by a pasty-making machine.

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Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Security company sentenced for generator death failings

Friday, February 14, 2014

A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator.

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INDG388(rev2) – Safety in isocyanate paint spraying

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops. It outlines the risks in using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair and how you can minimise them by taking the right precautions. It is also relevant to isocyanate paint spraying in other industries.

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INDG473 – SMART paint spraying: How to control health and safety risks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at SMART (small and medium area repair technique) repair sprayers using isocyanate-based and other paints and who generally operate as a mobile unit. It is also useful for franchisees, managers and operators in motor vehicle repair bodyshops. It replaces the HSE publication WEB33, Motor vehicle repair: Good practice for SMART sprayers.

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HSG276 – Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at vehicle bodyshop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries other than motor vehicle repair where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers. This replaces the previous HSE publication Controlling isocyanate exposure in spray booths and spray rooms (WEB36).

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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HSG196 – Moving food and drink: Manual handling solutions for the food and drink industries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This book is aimed at employers and dutyholders within the food and drink industry. It discusses manual handling risks and solutions specific to the industry. The introduction in this new edition has been revised but the case studies remain unchanged.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

Friday, January 17, 2014

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

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