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Category: Radiation

Testing company fined for failings in the way it carried out industrial radiography work

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A company that carries out non-destructive testing has been fined for failings in the way it carried out gamma radiography work at its site in Holmewood, Chesterfield.

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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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Vet in court over X-ray of employee’s foot

Friday, January 23, 2015

A director of a vet practice in Maidstone has been given a conditional discharge for allowing an employee to X-ray her own foot after a horse stamped on it.

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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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RR1018 – Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in the welding environment

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Electromagnetic fields Directive was adopted in June 2013. Member States are required to bring into force any laws, regulations and or administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive by July 1st, 2016. This research report considers various types of welding and the requirements of the Directive.

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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 in court after worker suffered radiation burns

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Hartlepool company has been fined after one of its workers suffered radiation burns while carrying out tests on safety equipment.

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NHS Trust fined after radiologist exposed to radiation

Monday, October 7, 2013

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined after an interventional radiologist was exposed to significant amounts of ionizing radiation.

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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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Lamps containing krypton-85: Certificate of Exemption No 1 of 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For functional reasons some types of lamps contain the radioactive gas krypton-85 (Kr-85). This guidance is aimed at employers involved in the handling, use, holding, storage, transport or disposal of these lamps in limited quantities.

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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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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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Public consultation on ONR’s interpretation of ‘bulk quantities’ of radioactive matter – supplementary

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This consultation is supplementary to an earlier consultation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on the definition, in relation to storage of radioactive matter of ‘Bulk Quantities’ for the purposes of section 1(1)(b) of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 and the Nuclear Installations Regulations 1971. ONR is now considering a revision to its earlier […]

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HSE and local authority inspectors visiting employees in West Wales to raise awareness of radon gas

Friday, October 8, 2010

HSE and local authority inspectors will be visiting businesses and organisations in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion to raise awareness of radon gas in the workplace.

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HSE responds to Safety & Health Practitioner

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arwel Barrett, HM Principal Inspector, HSE Radiation Team writes in response to Safety & Health Practitioner article “Wave theory” – 9 June 2010

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14 South East workers lose their lives at work

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fourteen workers were killed at work in the South East between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010, according to new figures released by HSE today.

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New issue of RP News released

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The June 2010 issue of RP News is now available online.  Articles featured include ‘2nd prosecution of the Royal Free

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The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations[1] came into force on 27 April 2010 and aim to protect

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New protection for workers from artificial light

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New regulations further protecting workers from the dangers of hazardous sources of artificial light come into force today.

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