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CHIP for everyone: Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 – second edition

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This book gives a basic introduction to CHIP. It explains how the Regulations work and will help you decide what you should do. The CHIP Regulations are being replaced by the new European Regulation, known as the CLP Regulation. Part 8 of this guide provides links to guidance on this.

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Electricity at work: Safe working practices (third edition)

Friday, August 23, 2013

The guidance covers the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices and is for people who carry out work on or near electrical equipment. This third edition updates the guidance and provides sources of further information.

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Fairground operator in court for ride collapse

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A fairground operator has been fined for safety failings after 22 people, many of them children, were trapped when a poorly maintained ride collapsed.

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Pirelli in court over injuries at Carlisle tyre factory

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has appeared in court after an employee sustained major injuries to his left arm when it became trapped in a tyre-testing machine.

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Managing upper limb disorders in your business: A brief guide for employers

Friday, August 16, 2013

This revised leaflet is aimed at employers and managers in small businesses. It explains what upper limb disorders are, their symptoms, how to manage the risks around them and what employers can do to help their employees.

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Faulty rope led to amputation for outdoors instructor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Southampton firm was today prosecuted after an outdoors activity instructor was left permanently disabled when he used a defective rope for a simulated parachute landing.

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Vauxhall owner sentenced over Ellesmere Port death

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The owner of Vauxhall has been fined £150,000 over the death of a long-serving worker who was crushed in machinery at its car factory in Ellesmere Port.

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Company and director sentenced for house collapse failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Buckinghamshire construction company and its managing director have been fined for multiple safety failings following the total collapse of two large properties in Westminster.

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Companies sentenced for major blaze failures

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two major companies were responsible for a major blaze in Leeds that led to the evacuation of six homes, the closure of a major road and gas supplies being cut off, a court heard today (31 July).

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Waste13 – Designing and operating material recovery facilities (MRFs) safely

Friday, July 19, 2013

This revised guidance, produced by the Health and Safety Executive in consultation with Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH), highlights the main health and safety issues to consider when designing, installing, making alterations to, or operating an MRF.

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CIS36: Construction dust – revised information sheet

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Regularly breathing in construction dust over a long period of time can cause life-changing lung diseases. This sheet tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It also provides advice for safety representatives and workers.

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New man at the top for HSE in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, July 15, 2013

Barnsley man John Rowe has been appointed as Head of Operations for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Protecting children on farms

Friday, July 12, 2013

HSE has published revised and improved guidance aimed at reducing child deaths on farms and providing essential information on keeping children safe. The leaflet, INDG 472, contains practical advice and guidance on how to comply with the law.

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Safety warning after ten-year-old spotted on scaffolding

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Construction workers are being urged not to take their children onto building sites during the school holidays after a ten-year-old boy was spotted on scaffolding in Merseyside.

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Building firm in court after Fulham scaffold collapse

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Surrey-based company has been sentenced after a length of scaffolding collapsed on to a Fulham Street, blocking one lane but miraculously missing pedestrians and traffic.

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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of an employee who plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse.

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Proposed RIDDOR changes explained

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Information has been published to help dutyholders familiarise themselves with proposed changes to the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries.

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Public consultation: asbestos Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) – Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. consultation ends 30 September 2013.

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Three firms sentenced after man killed by rocketing gas cylinder

Friday, July 5, 2013

Three South East firms have been ordered to pay a total of £685,787.31 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a plumber died and six other workers were seriously injured by a barrage of flying gas cylinders.

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The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HSE wishes to increase its knowledge and understanding of the occupational use and manufacture of engineered nanoparticles in the UK. It has worked with the UK NanoSafety Group to gain an overview of the work with nanomaterials in a small number of UK universities.

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