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Category: Health surveillance

NMHSAG: Occupational Health Surveillance – Bolton, 18 August 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Occupational Health Surveillance will be the topic of a presentation given by Elizabeth Scott, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health & Safety University of Cumbria and Chartered Occupational Health Practitioner (OH Manager at All Safe OH & S Ltd). The topic will include Models of Occupational Health; Legal and Ethical Aspects and The Equality Act 2010. North […]

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Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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Twenty one workers’ lives affected after health was carelessly ignored

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Merthyr Tydfil based manufacturer has been fined after 21 employees were left permanently injured after being diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

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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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Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

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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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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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Disqualified director and accomplice sentenced over worker death and company deception

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire businessman, who was disqualified from being a company director, was today jailed for serious fraud and safety offences. A second businessman was given a suspended prison sentence for similar offences.

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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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Denbigh factory workers exposed to high lead levels

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nine workers at a ceramic tile factory in North Wales had levels of lead in their blood above national safety limits putting them at risk of serious health problems, a court has been told.

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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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Silk weaving firm in court over safety breaches

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Suffolk textile company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker suffered three years of ill-health and was left disabled following his exposure to chemicals.

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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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56th NW Safety Conference and Exhibition – Barton 18 September 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

56th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition ‘Live and Not Die’ – Towards a Healthier Working Environment. Subjects covered will be Health Surveillance, Skin, Breathing, Musculoskeletal issues, a General Physicians aspect and Legal Issues. Barton Nr.Preston, 18 September 2013

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RR969 – Evaluation of proficiency in health surveillance for hand-arm vibration post Faculty of Occupational Medicine accredited training courses

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Health surveillance has long been employed where the risk from hand-arm vibration is significant and is considered a critical part of controlling the risks of the long-term, irreversible health effect Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Concerns about the quality of HAVS health surveillance provision and implementation exist.

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RR966 – Current Practice in health surveillance for noise

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The aims of this study were to provide an indication of the quality and range of current practice in the delivery of health surveillance for workers exposed to noise at work in Great Britain.

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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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RR963 – Exposure to hexavalent chromium, nickel and cadmium compounds in the electroplating industry

Friday, May 24, 2013

This research was conducted by HSE in partnership with the Surface Engineering Association (SEA). The aim was to investigate whether repeat Biological Monitoring (BM) over a period of time could be used to help drive sustainable improvements in exposure control.

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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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