HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 ULDs Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks – HSL Buxton, 22 July 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-uld-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-tasks.htm#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48770 This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – HSL Buxton, 21 July 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-manual-handling-for-assessors.htm#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:39 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48768 This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Demolition firm fined after worker lost his life http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/demolition-firm-fined-after-worker-lost-his-life/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/demolition-firm-fined-after-worker-lost-his-life/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:51 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/demolition-firm-fined-after-worker-lost-his-life/6759 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/02/demolition-firm-fined-after-worker-lost-his-life/feed/ 0 Welders – protect yourself from the causes of asthma http://www.hse.gov.uk/asthma/welder.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/asthma/welder.htm#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:58 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48743 Welders suffer one of the highest rates of occupational asthma. This supplementary
guidance includes top tips, advice and case studies on how to protect yourself in the workplace.

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Window firm fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:09 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/window-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/6756 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/01/window-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 RR1054 – Evaluation of trends in RIDDOR reportable injury data reported to HSE by dutyholders pre-and post-change to over-7-day reporting http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1054.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1054.htm#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:46 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48662 HSE commissioned a statistical study to look into the accuracy and extent of the information reported to HSE by employers via RIDDOR. The statistics generated by HSE on employer-reported workplace injuries are used extensively across HSE, local authorities, external organisations, and also the European Union.

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HSG279 – Making paper safely: Managing safety in the papermaking process http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg279.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg279.htm#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:15:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48719 This guidance is for managers and users of paper and tissue manufacturing machinery. It provides practical guidance to manage the risks on papermaking machinery and describes the law that applies. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. New sections have also been added to cover areas of papermaking not previously covered.

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:14 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48738 Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:30:01 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/6749 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/07/01/hse-releases-annual-workplace-fatalities/feed/ 0 Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leeds-firm-in-court-after-worker-hit-by-crane/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leeds-firm-in-court-after-worker-hit-by-crane/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:34 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/leeds-firm-in-court-after-worker-hit-by-crane/6753 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/30/leeds-firm-in-court-after-worker-hit-by-crane/feed/ 0 Behaviour Change – Maintaining Your Approach Using Observation – HSL Buxton, 8 July 2015 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-maintaining-your-approach-using-observation.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-behaviour-change-maintaining-your-approach-using-observation.htm#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48724 This interactive course is designed to overcome the common pitfalls encountered when implementing behavioural observation programmes.

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched http://www.hse.gov.uk/dust/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/dust/index.htm#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:30:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48657 This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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HSE jobs – Senior Engineer: Control & Instrumentation, HSL http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:38 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48704 You will contribute technically to the areas of electrical, electronic and instrumentation systems, functional safety, reliability and associated risk assessments for both HSE and industry in the prevention and control of major hazards.

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RR1047 – Injecting hydrogen into the gas network – a literature search http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1047.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1047.htm#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48659 This report will allow HSE to regulate effectively by pulling together scientific and engineering knowledge regarding the hazards of conveying hydrogen/methane mixtures in network pipes and its use in consumer appliances, into a single ‘state-of-play’ report.

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HSG251 – Fumigation: Health and safety guidance for employers and technicians carrying out fumigation operations (2nd edition) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg251.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg251.htm#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:10:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48695 This guidance outlines the real risks and describes the law that applies to fumigation operations. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. It also gives a clearer explanation of what action to take and why.

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Fumigation – frequently asked questions http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/industry/fumigation.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/industry/fumigation.htm#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:00:44 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48692 New fumigation web page and FAQs primarily for employers and fumigation technicians (including the self-employed) to help them comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) when carrying out fumigation activities, both traditional pest control and within the laboratory and biosecurity sectors.

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Staffordshire company sentenced over cooker death http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/staffordshire-company-sentenced-over-cooker-death/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/staffordshire-company-sentenced-over-cooker-death/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:15:11 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/staffordshire-company-sentenced-over-cooker-death/6734 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/29/staffordshire-company-sentenced-over-cooker-death/feed/ 0 Building firm fined for safety failings http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:53 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/building-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/6738 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/29/building-firm-fined-for-safety-failings/feed/ 0 Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/chemical-company-fined-for-acid-fumes-exposure/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/chemical-company-fined-for-acid-fumes-exposure/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:43 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/chemical-company-fined-for-acid-fumes-exposure/6746 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/29/chemical-company-fined-for-acid-fumes-exposure/feed/ 0 Norfolk chemical site fined after contractor suffered electrical burns http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/norfolk-chemical-site-fined-after-contractor-suffered-electrical-burns/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/norfolk-chemical-site-fined-after-contractor-suffered-electrical-burns/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:30:06 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/norfolk-chemical-site-fined-after-contractor-suffered-electrical-burns/6743 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2015/06/29/norfolk-chemical-site-fined-after-contractor-suffered-electrical-burns/feed/ 0