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Category: COSHH

Control of substances hazardous to health

New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Revised COSHH essentials e-tool – action required prior to upgrade

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A revised and improved COSHH essentials e-tool will be launched in June 2015. During the upgrade all saved assessments will be deleted. Therefore, we advise you print a copy of any assessments you wish to keep by the end of May 2015. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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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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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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Rochdale company in court over worker’s severe chemical burns

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Rochdale fabric firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell into a vat of bleach and suffered severe chemical burns over most of his body.

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COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 

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Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

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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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Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire manufacturer has appeared in court after allowing the health of employees to be put at risk.

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Introduction of new Petroleum Regulations

Friday, August 1, 2014

Are you aware that the legislation on storing petrol is changing? On 1 October 2014 the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 will come into effect and replace existing petrol storage legislation. An information sheet is now available providing details on how the new regulations will affect your workplace and the storing of petrol at home.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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Firm fined for silica failings despite previous warning

Monday, May 12, 2014

A natural stone supply firm has been fined for failing to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances – despite a previous warning.

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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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New guidance for the safety of dock workers

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

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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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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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Public consultation – changes to petroleum legislation

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposals to consolidate and modernise the petroleum legislative framework in GB. The new regulatory structures will, where practicable, simplify the current legislative arrangements and make the requirements easier to understand.

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