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Farm fined for young worker’s death in tractor tragedy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young Somerset farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a field a court heard today.

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EH66 – Grain dust

Monday, June 17, 2013

This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust. The guidance is aimed at employers and managers although employees and health and safety professionals will also find it useful.

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Rochdale bedding firm fined £50k over multiple safety failings

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found the majority of its machines were unsafe to use.

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

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High school fined after pupil’s climbing wall injury

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Essex high school has been fined for safety failings after a 14-year-old boy fell more than four metres from a climbing wall.

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Building firm in court after Wolverhampton house collapse

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Wolverhampton building firm has been fined for neglecting basic construction safety after it dug a trench that caused the partial collapse of a house next door.

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Revised COSHH ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)’ ACOP ends 23 August. The proposed revisions make it easier for duty holders to understand and comply with their legal duties, take account of the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and emphasise the principles of good control practice.

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Revised DSEAR ACOPs – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation proposes to consolidate and revise existing ‘Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) ACOPs, ends 23 August. The five existing ACOPs are consolidated into a revised L138, with updated content and features.

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Revised legionella ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘The control of legionella bacteria in water systems’ ACOP ends 23 August. The revised ACOP gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the COSHH Regulations and applies to the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria.

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Bury roofer in court again over unsafe work

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bury roofer has appeared in court for putting workers’ lives at risk, despite previously being prosecuted after a man was paralysed in a fall through a warehouse roof.

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Wigan worker injured in fall through sports hall roof

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Wigan roofing firm has been fined after an employee was severely injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall.

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Rugby firm fined for London skylight fall

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Midlands firm specialising in the installation of solar panels has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell through a fragile skylight at a north London warehouse.

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Four metre fall lands company in court

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A construction company based in South East London has been prosecuted for a serious safety breach after a roofing worker plunged four metres through a badly-protected skylight.

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BAE Systems sentenced for death of worker

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Global defence company BAE Systems has been ordered to pay almost £350,000 in fines and costs after a worker died when he was crushed by the 145-tonnes weight of a metal press at its East Yorkshire plant.

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Recycling giant fined for worker death failings

Monday, May 20, 2013

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

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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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Worker fell through pig shed roof after firm ignored safety warnings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A York firm that fits solar panels has been prosecuted after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire farm.

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Views sought on revised ACOPs

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

HSE has launched consultations on the revised content of two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Changes to the ACOPs Workplace health, safety and welfare regulations (L24) and Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances (L56) have been developed by HSE and industry stakeholders. Consultations ends on 30 July 2013.

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Safety and Health Expo 2013 – NEC, Birmingham 14-16 May

Friday, May 3, 2013

HSE will be represented at Safety and Health Expo 2013, the annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry. The HSE will be situated in Hall 1, stand G20, operational and policy staff, will be on hand to discuss health and safety concerns and key developments such as HSE’s new guidance for SMEs.

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