HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Wed, 25 May 2016 15:18:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Webinar: Growing your business – 15 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/webinar.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/webinar.htm#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 14:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51755 This 60 minute webinar, delivered jointly by HSE and HMRC, will help signpost the various tools and guidance available to small businesses. ‘Please can we have more training like this – relaxed, informative and very helpful‘ – just some of the positive feedback received. Register now.

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Sharps inspection initiative 2015/16: Summary of findings http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/needlesticks/inspection-campaign.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/needlesticks/inspection-campaign.htm#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 13:40:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51757 An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses. A summary document – Prevention and management of sharps injuries: Inspection of NHS Organisations – describes the findings.

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HSE jobs – Commercial Director http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#commercial http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#commercial#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 10:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51747 Exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver significant growth in HSE’s commercial portfolio. Recent strategic changes put focus on developing commercial provision of HSE’s IP, skills and know-how across a wide knowledge base. Includes building on existing international, shared research and data analytics work. Closing date, 10 June 2016.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 21-22 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-(havs) http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-(havs)#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 09:35:11 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51742 This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians and GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on how to examine and manage cases of HAVS.

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Ergonomics – Buxton, 20-24 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ergonomics http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/ergonomics#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 09:30:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51740 This five-day course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. No previous ergonomics or MSD experience is required.

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Practical management of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) controls – Buxton, 23 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-lev-practical-management-lev-controls-bohs-approved.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-lev-practical-management-lev-controls-bohs-approved.htm#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 09:25:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51745 The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost. This course is a British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) approved course.

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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/royal-mail-fined-after-worker-suffered-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/royal-mail-fined-after-worker-suffered-injuries/#comments Thu, 19 May 2016 15:00:56 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51720 AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.

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Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-companies-fined-after-worker-falls-three-metres-from-ledge-of-building/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-companies-fined-after-worker-falls-three-metres-from-ledge-of-building/#comments Thu, 19 May 2016 13:30:10 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/two-companies-fined-after-worker-falls-three-metres-from-ledge-of-building/9110 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/19/two-companies-fined-after-worker-falls-three-metres-from-ledge-of-building/feed/ 0 Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/ban-on-throwing-mortar-boards-is-a-tired-health-and-safety-myth/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/ban-on-throwing-mortar-boards-is-a-tired-health-and-safety-myth/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 12:00:50 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/ban-on-throwing-mortar-boards-is-a-tired-health-and-safety-myth/9089 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/18/ban-on-throwing-mortar-boards-is-a-tired-health-and-safety-myth/feed/ 0 Pipe manufacturing company fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/pipe-manufacturing-company-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/pipe-manufacturing-company-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 14:55:00 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/pipe-manufacturing-company-fined-for-safety-failings/9086 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/17/pipe-manufacturing-company-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Man jailed for illegal gas work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/man-jailed-for-illegal-gas-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/man-jailed-for-illegal-gas-work/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 14:20:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/man-jailed-for-illegal-gas-work/9076 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/16/man-jailed-for-illegal-gas-work/feed/ 0 Body manufacturing firm fined after workers crushed between vehicles http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/body-manufacturing-firm-fined-after-workers-crushed-between-vehicles/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/body-manufacturing-firm-fined-after-workers-crushed-between-vehicles/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 14:20:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51700 A vehicle body manufacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were crushed between a moving vehicle and stationary vehicles.

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Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/bakery-fined-after-worker-injured-with-powered-bowl-mixer/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/bakery-fined-after-worker-injured-with-powered-bowl-mixer/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 11:40:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/bakery-fined-after-worker-injured-with-powered-bowl-mixer/9082 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/16/bakery-fined-after-worker-injured-with-powered-bowl-mixer/feed/ 0 Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – Buxton, 14-15 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/behaviour-change-improving-health-and-safety-performance http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/behaviour-change-improving-health-and-safety-performance#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51668 This course, delivered by psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour.

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CIEH Level 3 award in training principles and practice (TPP) – Buxton, 14-16 June 2016 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-cieh-level3-award-in-tpp.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-cieh-level3-award-in-tpp.htm#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 15:05:54 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51670 This qualification is ideal for anyone who has never delivered training before or for trainers who want to reinvigorate their training skills. The qualification is also recommended as the ideal entry requirement to becoming a CIEH registered trainer.

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Pressure systems awareness – Buxton, 16 June 2016 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/pressure-systems-awareness http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/pressure-systems-awareness#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 15:00:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51672 This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can go wrong and why.

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Crystal company sentenced over injury to worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/crystal-company-sentenced-over-injury-to-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/crystal-company-sentenced-over-injury-to-worker/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 14:00:57 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/crystal-company-sentenced-over-injury-to-worker/9068 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/13/crystal-company-sentenced-over-injury-to-worker/feed/ 0 Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:55:36 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/9074 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/13/worker-loses-all-fingers-and-thumb-in-machinery/feed/ 0 Plastics manufacturer fined for death of worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/plastics-manufacturer-fined-for-death-of-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/plastics-manufacturer-fined-for-death-of-worker/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 08:05:40 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/plastics-manufacturer-fined-for-death-of-worker/9071 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/13/plastics-manufacturer-fined-for-death-of-worker/feed/ 0 Roofing contractor fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 07:10:47 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/roofing-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/9078 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2016/05/13/roofing-contractor-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0