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New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

Friday, November 20, 2015

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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RR1042 – Exposure to carcinogens in surface engineering: Supplementary report

Friday, February 13, 2015

This report examines the efficacy of gloves, the use of surfactants and local exhaust ventilation in chromium plating, and the potential for transfer of contaminants outside the workplace.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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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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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Friday, May 31, 2013

Clear and simple guidance to help employers to understand what they need to do to check and protect their workers’ health.

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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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RR956 – The Pesticide Users’ Health Study: An analysis of cancer incidence (1987-2004)

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Pesticide Users’ Health Study (PUHS) consists of pesticide users certified under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (COPR). This report presents cancer incidence experienced by pesticide users in the PUHS, and compares this to the rates observed in the national population.

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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Control of exposure to silica dust: A guide for employees

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This leaflet explains what employers and employees should do to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica at work. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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HSE hosts idea sharing event on occupational disease

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing together a range of people to share their thoughts on how to make a bigger impact in tackling occupational disease.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Every one counts

Monday, December 3, 2012

HSE Chair looks beyond the fatal injury statistics

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RR931: The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain – Overview report

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

HSE commissioned Dr Lesley Rushton from Imperial College London to produce an updated and detailed estimate of the burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain. This project is the first to quantify this in detail.

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RR876 – Mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain: The revised risk and two-stage clonal expansion models

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that is the cause of the majority of mesothelioma cases worldwide. This report presents Bayesian statistical analyses of mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain between the years 1968 and 2007.

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Asbestos Plumbers’ Stories – David Childs

Monday, July 18, 2011

David Childs was Mayor of the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for just 18 days in May 2006 when he tragically died from mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres decades earlier.

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Warning on deadly wood dust cancer

Friday, December 10, 2010

A carpenter who was given a false negative cancer result at an Eastbourne hospital died of an occupational tumour, an

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