HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:55:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48054 This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.

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Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/road-construction-firms-sentenced-after-road-worker-loses-arm-2/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/road-construction-firms-sentenced-after-road-worker-loses-arm-2/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:08 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/road-construction-firms-sentenced-after-road-worker-loses-arm-2/6142 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/27/road-construction-firms-sentenced-after-road-worker-loses-arm-2/feed/ 0 Care home owner fined following death of resident http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/care-home-owner-fined-following-death-of-resident/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/care-home-owner-fined-following-death-of-resident/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:07 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/care-home-owner-fined-following-death-of-resident/6140 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/27/care-home-owner-fined-following-death-of-resident/feed/ 0 Firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-after-workers-hand-severely-injured/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-after-workers-hand-severely-injured/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:30:56 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-after-workers-hand-severely-injured/6138 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/27/firm-in-court-after-workers-hand-severely-injured/feed/ 0 Case 354 – Putting nappies in sanitary bins is a health and safety risk http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case354-nappies-not-to-be-disposed-of-in-sanitary-bins.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case354-nappies-not-to-be-disposed-of-in-sanitary-bins.htm#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47980 A party venue displays a poster in the ladies’ toilet stating that health and safety law prohibits the disposing of nappies in sanitary bins.

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HSE jobs – Unit Head – Human Sciences, HSL http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47986 Unit Head responsible for Safety, Health, Environment and Security (SHEfS),
commercial business development, forecasting and budgeting, promotion of HSL to commercial customers and delivery of projects. Close date for applications 8 April 2015.

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Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/southport-firm-in-court-over-workers-roof-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/southport-firm-in-court-over-workers-roof-fall/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/southport-firm-in-court-over-workers-roof-fall/6136 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/southport-firm-in-court-over-workers-roof-fall/feed/ 0 Case 353 – Parent not allowed to accompany school trip http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case353-parent-not-allowed-to-accompany-son-on-school-trip.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case353-parent-not-allowed-to-accompany-son-on-school-trip.htm#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47977 A primary school blames health and safety when banning a parent from accompanying a class trip to the zoo.

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RR1044 – Consultation on monitoring of water-miscible metalworking fluid (MWF) mists http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1044.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1044.htm#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:00:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47935 The aim of this research was to examine metal working fluid (MWF) exposure limits and guidance set by other countries, summarise studies and investigations that examined water-miscible MWF mist as well as new techniques to monitor mist.

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Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/waste-recycling-firm-prosecuted-over-workers-crush-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/waste-recycling-firm-prosecuted-over-workers-crush-injuries/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:30:41 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/waste-recycling-firm-prosecuted-over-workers-crush-injuries/6134 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/waste-recycling-firm-prosecuted-over-workers-crush-injuries/feed/ 0 Manufacturer in court after worker’s arm pulled into machinery http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturer-in-court-after-workers-arm-pulled-into-machinery/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturer-in-court-after-workers-arm-pulled-into-machinery/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:02 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/manufacturer-in-court-after-workers-arm-pulled-into-machinery/6132 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/manufacturer-in-court-after-workers-arm-pulled-into-machinery/feed/ 0 Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cheshire-ice-cream-firm-in-court-after-employee-loses-finger/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cheshire-ice-cream-firm-in-court-after-employee-loses-finger/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:39 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/cheshire-ice-cream-firm-in-court-after-employee-loses-finger/6130 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/cheshire-ice-cream-firm-in-court-after-employee-loses-finger/feed/ 0 Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-for-unsafe-refurbishment-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-for-unsafe-refurbishment-work/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:45 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/firm-in-court-for-unsafe-refurbishment-work/6128 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/firm-in-court-for-unsafe-refurbishment-work/feed/ 0 HSE statement on the Government’s final progress report on health and safety reforms http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-statement-on-the-governments-final-progress-report-on-health-and-safety-reforms/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-statement-on-the-governments-final-progress-report-on-health-and-safety-reforms/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:30:49 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-statement-on-the-governments-final-progress-report-on-health-and-safety-reforms/6122 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/26/hse-statement-on-the-governments-final-progress-report-on-health-and-safety-reforms/feed/ 0 Construction industry invited to free safety seminar http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-industry-invited-to-free-safety-seminar/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-industry-invited-to-free-safety-seminar/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:09 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/construction-industry-invited-to-free-safety-seminar/6117 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/25/construction-industry-invited-to-free-safety-seminar/feed/ 0 Engineer in court after worker crushed to death on pier http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineer-in-court-after-worker-crushed-to-death-on-pier/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineer-in-court-after-worker-crushed-to-death-on-pier/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:30:18 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/engineer-in-court-after-worker-crushed-to-death-on-pier/6114 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/25/engineer-in-court-after-worker-crushed-to-death-on-pier/feed/ 0 Hospital gas leak leads to prosecution for major construction firm http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hospital-gas-leak-leads-to-prosecution-for-major-construction-firm/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hospital-gas-leak-leads-to-prosecution-for-major-construction-firm/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:20 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hospital-gas-leak-leads-to-prosecution-for-major-construction-firm/6112 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/25/hospital-gas-leak-leads-to-prosecution-for-major-construction-firm/feed/ 0 RR1043 – Endotoxin in metal working fluid (MWF) mist http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1043.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1043.htm#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:29 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=47933 Risks to respiratory health from exposure to bacterial endotoxins are well established. The aims of this research were to review the evidence used to develop the health based recommended occupational exposure limit (HBROEL) for endotoxin and determine its relevance as a benchmark to assess risks to respiratory health caused by endotoxin in metal working fluid mists.

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One in two basement sites in top London boroughs fails safety inspections http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/one-in-two-basement-sites-in-top-london-boroughs-fails-safety-inspections/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/one-in-two-basement-sites-in-top-london-boroughs-fails-safety-inspections/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/one-in-two-basement-sites-in-top-london-boroughs-fails-safety-inspections/6104 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/25/one-in-two-basement-sites-in-top-london-boroughs-fails-safety-inspections/feed/ 0 Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/farmer-fined-after-cows-cause-walkers-life-threatening-injuries/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/farmer-fined-after-cows-cause-walkers-life-threatening-injuries/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:30:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/farmer-fined-after-cows-cause-walkers-life-threatening-injuries/6102 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/03/24/farmer-fined-after-cows-cause-walkers-life-threatening-injuries/feed/ 0