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Category: Molten metals

Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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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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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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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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Tata sentenced over workers’ burns in molten metal fire

Monday, February 16, 2015

Global steel giant Tata has been prosecuted after three employees suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal spilled onto the factory floor and ignited. 

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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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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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Firm sentenced after worker severely injured

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Stirlingshire company has been fined for serious safety failings after a foundry worker’s legs were crushed when he was struck by a one tonne mould in a casting box while turning it with an overhead crane.

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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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Worker suffers life changing injuries after being hit by falling machinery

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has been fined after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery.

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CD252 – Consultation on proposals for a revised Approved Code of Practice on “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances” (L56)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56 – “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances”. The revised ACOP and guidance has been prepared by HSE in consultation with representatives from across the gas industry. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on the 30July.

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Foundry firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.

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Hampshire engineering firm fined for safety failings

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Southampton engineering firm has been fined after an employee seriously injured his foot on a poorly-guarded aluminium casting machine.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Companies fined £320,000 following death of contractor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Steel manufacturer Tata Steel and a specialist contractor have been fined a total of £320,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed by a falling metal bar in Redcar.

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Foundries Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The minutes of 8 March 2012 and agenda for 10 October 2012 meetings of the Foundries Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), now available.

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