HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Worker’s jaw shattered after Kent firm neglects safety http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:38 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/4356 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/25/workers-jaw-shattered-after-kent-firm-neglects-safety/feed/ 0 Ely mushroom farm sentenced over worker’s arm injury http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:50 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/4351 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/ely-mushroom-farm-sentenced-over-workers-arm-injury/feed/ 0 Firm sentenced after forklift truck ran over worker’s leg and foot http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:30:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/4353 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/firm-sentenced-after-forklift-truck-ran-over-workers-leg-and-foot/feed/ 0 Five in court for multiple safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:54 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/4347 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/five-in-court-for-multiple-safety-failings/feed/ 0 RR1008 – National survey of the burden of sickness absence in the waste and recycling industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1008.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1008.htm#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:38 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45656 The aim of the project was to provide HSE and the industry with reliable estimates of rates of sickness absence for specific categories of ill health and for key work tasks undertaken by workers.

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Health and safety myth busting panel reaches 300th case http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:59 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/4324 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/24/health-and-safety-myth-busting-panel-reaches-300th-case/feed/ 0 Case 300 – No mirror in disabled toilet http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case300-no-mirror-in-disabled-toilet.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case300-no-mirror-in-disabled-toilet.htm#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:00:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45666 The landlady of a village pub blamed “health and safety” when asked why there was no mirror in the disabled toilet.

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Case 299 – Can teachers remove a child’s splinter? http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case299-teachers-removing-childs-splinter.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case299-teachers-removing-childs-splinter.htm#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:30:56 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45664 Is there anything preventing teachers from removing a child’s splinter?

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Case 298 – Supermarket staff not allowed to water dying plants http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case298-supermarket-staff-dying-plants.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case298-supermarket-staff-dying-plants.htm#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45662 Supermarket staff told not to water plants for sale in the store, even though they were dry and dying, due to health and safety.

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Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine (COPFS release) http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/explosion-at-borders-fine-arts-results-in-10500-fine-copfs-release/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/explosion-at-borders-fine-arts-results-in-10500-fine-copfs-release/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:06 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/explosion-at-borders-fine-arts-results-in-10500-fine-copfs-release/4344 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/23/explosion-at-borders-fine-arts-results-in-10500-fine-copfs-release/feed/ 0 Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/costain-sentenced-for-parkway-telehandler-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/costain-sentenced-for-parkway-telehandler-death/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:40 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/costain-sentenced-for-parkway-telehandler-death/4321 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/23/costain-sentenced-for-parkway-telehandler-death/feed/ 0 Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/crawley-builder-prosecuted-for-gas-safety-breaches/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/crawley-builder-prosecuted-for-gas-safety-breaches/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:32 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/crawley-builder-prosecuted-for-gas-safety-breaches/4319 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/23/crawley-builder-prosecuted-for-gas-safety-breaches/feed/ 0 RR1011 – Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1011.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1011.htm#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:00:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45647 This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-inspections-find-sites-failing-to-prevent-health-risks/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-inspections-find-sites-failing-to-prevent-health-risks/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:30:42 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-inspections-find-sites-failing-to-prevent-health-risks/4316 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/22/construction-inspections-find-sites-failing-to-prevent-health-risks/feed/ 0 Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/kent-firm-in-court-after-decade-of-ignoring-risks-to-workers/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/kent-firm-in-court-after-decade-of-ignoring-risks-to-workers/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:30:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/kent-firm-in-court-after-decade-of-ignoring-risks-to-workers/4313 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/22/kent-firm-in-court-after-decade-of-ignoring-risks-to-workers/feed/ 0 Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ceredigion-farmers-fined-for-contractors-serious-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ceredigion-farmers-fined-for-contractors-serious-injuries/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:06 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/ceredigion-farmers-fined-for-contractors-serious-injuries/4308 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/22/ceredigion-farmers-fined-for-contractors-serious-injuries/feed/ 0 Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firm-and-roofing-director-prosecuted-following-worker-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firm-and-roofing-director-prosecuted-following-worker-fall/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:22 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/construction-firm-and-roofing-director-prosecuted-following-worker-fall/4301 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/21/construction-firm-and-roofing-director-prosecuted-following-worker-fall/feed/ 0 Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/engineering-firm-in-court-after-workers-suffer-nerve-damage/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/engineering-firm-in-court-after-workers-suffer-nerve-damage/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:00:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/engineering-firm-in-court-after-workers-suffer-nerve-damage/4299 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/21/engineering-firm-in-court-after-workers-suffer-nerve-damage/feed/ 0 Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/farmer-fined-100000-after-worker-was-killed-by-reversing-trailer/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/farmer-fined-100000-after-worker-was-killed-by-reversing-trailer/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:30:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/farmer-fined-100000-after-worker-was-killed-by-reversing-trailer/4295 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/07/21/farmer-fined-100000-after-worker-was-killed-by-reversing-trailer/feed/ 0 Case 297 – Barefoot customer banned from supermarket http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case297-supermarket-barefoot-customer.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case297-supermarket-barefoot-customer.htm#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45629 Security guard bans a barefoot customer nursing a swollen foot from entering a supermarket, on health and safety grounds.

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