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Category: Lead

Company fined for exposing employees to health risks

Friday, December 18, 2015

A company who specialises in paint coatings has been fined for exposing its employees to health risks.

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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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Roofing firm fined after workers are exposed to lead

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Gloucestershire roofing company pleaded guilty to health and safety failings after workers were put at risk of significant levels of exposure to lead.

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Firms fined for lead exposure during Nab Tower works

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Surrey-based civil engineering firm and a Hampshire fabrication company have been fined for exposing workers to lead during refurbishment work on the iconic Nab Tower in the Solent.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Inspections challenge construction sites to ‘Think Health’

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poor working conditions likely to lead to ill health on building sites will be targeted this month as work continues to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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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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Statistics release – blood lead exposure figures for 2012/13

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Latest statistics for blood-lead measurements taken under statutory medical surveillance for work with lead.

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Lead poisoning leads to court for stained glass firm owner

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Lincolnshire stained glass artist has been fined after one of his employees suffered severe lead poisoning.

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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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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Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs – Analysis of responses received

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is a summary report of the outcome of HSE’s consultation on proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Do you use ACOPs? – last chance to have your say

Monday, September 10, 2012

Last chance to have your say on HSE’s proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.

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Have your say on HSE’s Approved Code of Practice review

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Do you use ACOPs? – Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs

Monday, June 25, 2012

HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs  to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.

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Recycling firm fined for subjecting workers to lead poisoning

Monday, April 23, 2012

An Edmonton-based recycling company has been fined for failing to protect employees working with lead.

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Exposure to lead statistics – latest figures for 2010/11

Friday, March 23, 2012

Latest statistics for blood-lead measurements taken under statutory medical surveillance for work with lead.

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Glass maker fined for lead contamination at factory

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Black Country glass maker has been fined £3,600 after its premises were found to be contaminated by lead.

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