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Category: Noise

Listen Up! First European hearing conservation conference – Manchester, 2 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Attend this event and you will get the latest information on the case for change from leading international experts, hear from inspirational leaders who lead the field in finding new ways of controlling noise in a variety of sectors and gain exposure to the newest and emerging products and strategies for dealing with noise risk.

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Key speakers announced for new hearing conference

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has announced the keynote speakers who will speak at ListenUP! – the first European Hearing Conservation Conference.

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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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RR1060 – A critical review of evidence related to hand-arm vibration syndrome and the extent of exposure to vibration

Monday, August 17, 2015

This report describes a systematic literature review on the nature of the exposure-response relationship between hand-transmitted vibration and the elements of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), ie the vascular, neurosensory and musculoskeletal components.

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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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Forty per cent of construction sites fail health and safety spot-checks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.

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Noise and hand-arm vibration posters

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Noise and Vibration Partnership Group have produced two new posters on excessive exposure to vibration and noise.

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No volume control at Keighley company

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.

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Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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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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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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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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Hearing protection tool

Thursday, June 5, 2014

When hearing protectors are removed the overall protection provided is severely reduced. This online tool shows the dramatic decrease of effective protection in relation to percentage of the time not worn.

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Joinery company and director fined for safety failings

Friday, November 29, 2013

A London joinery firm and a company director have been fined for multiple safety breaches that put employees at risk.

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3M Hearing Seminar 2013 – Manchester, 26 November 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This one day, free event is a forum to learn and discover about the latest topics surrounding hearing protection in the work place.  You can expect to take away practical advice and best practice ideas to implement in your own place of work.

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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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HSE responds to press reports about whole body vibration in agriculture

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HSE responds to media concerns about Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (2005), which come into force for the agricultural and forestry industries in July 2014.

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Bolton limo firm in court over debilitating hand condition

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Bolton limousine and hearse manufacturer has been fined after seven employees developed a debilitating nerve condition over a six and a half year period.

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Rolls Royce fined after worker suffers permanent injury

Friday, August 16, 2013

British engineering company Rolls Royce has been sentenced after an employee was diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left him with permanent nerve damage.

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