HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44980 Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htm/feed/ 0
Case 280 – Patients must be supervised in outpatient waiting area http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case280-outpatients-waiting-area-nurse.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case280-outpatients-waiting-area-nurse.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44996 A sign on a locked entrance advises patients arriving early at a hospital fracture clinic that they are not permitted to wait in clinic without a nurse present, for health and safety reasons.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case280-outpatients-waiting-area-nurse.htm/feed/ 0
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games/getting-ready.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games/getting-ready.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:30:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45016 Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games/getting-ready.htm/feed/ 0
Case 279 – Estate manager refuses to remove abandoned fridge http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case279-housing-estate-custodian-refrigerator-move.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case279-housing-estate-custodian-refrigerator-move.htm#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:30:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44993 The custodian of a housing estate refuses to remove a fridge that appears to have been dumped on the site.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case279-housing-estate-custodian-refrigerator-move.htm/feed/ 0
Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:25 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/3655 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/16/plumber-prosecuted-over-illegal-gas-work-at-two-fast-food-restaurants/feed/ 0 Case 278 – High wire ban for 17-year-old wearing a stud earring http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case278-high-wire-activity-stud-earring.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case278-high-wire-activity-stud-earring.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:28 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44991 A seventeen-year-old attending a high wire adventure park was prevented from taking part as she had a small stud earring that could not be removed. She was advised that if she was over 18 she would be allowed access to the activity.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case278-high-wire-activity-stud-earring.htm/feed/ 0
Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:05 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/3653 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/16/safety-failings-put-finchley-worker-in-burns-coma/feed/ 0 Case 277 – Ambulance service refuse cycle helmet for training use due to health and safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case277-ambulance-service-cycle-helmet.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case277-ambulance-service-cycle-helmet.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:24 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44989 A motor cycle helmet which had suffered an impact and could not be used for motor cycling, was offered to the ambulance service for training purposes. They refused it due to health and safety reasons.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case277-ambulance-service-cycle-helmet.htm/feed/ 0
Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:17 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44964 The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm/feed/ 0
Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:23 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/3649 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/suspended-prison-sentence-for-unregistered-gas-work/feed/ 0 Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:21 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/3648 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/two-aberdeen-firms-fined-after-worker-severely-injured-in-fall/feed/ 0 Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-tractor-wheel-fell-on-worker/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-tractor-wheel-fell-on-worker/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:26 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/firm-sentenced-after-tractor-wheel-fell-on-worker/3644 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/firm-sentenced-after-tractor-wheel-fell-on-worker/feed/ 0 HSE jobs – Finance Officer, HSL http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:04 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44959 The successful candidate will be numerate and looking for a career in finance. This role will allow the individual to gain experience of a wide spectrum of accounting duties. This is a fixed term appointment lasting 12 months. The close date for applications is 8 May 2014.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/careers/jobprofiles.htm/feed/ 0
Company in court for ignoring safety risks http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/company-in-court-for-ignoring-safety-risks/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/company-in-court-for-ignoring-safety-risks/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:30:23 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/company-in-court-for-ignoring-safety-risks/3641 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/company-in-court-for-ignoring-safety-risks/feed/ 0 County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-in-court-after-worker-loses-leg/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-in-court-after-worker-loses-leg/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:43 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/county-durham-firm-in-court-after-worker-loses-leg/3637 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/15/county-durham-firm-in-court-after-worker-loses-leg/feed/ 0 Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/narrow-escape-for-teenage-worker-in-four-metre-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/narrow-escape-for-teenage-worker-in-four-metre-fall/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:27 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/narrow-escape-for-teenage-worker-in-four-metre-fall/3635 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/14/narrow-escape-for-teenage-worker-in-four-metre-fall/feed/ 0 Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/removals-company-fined-after-workers-foot-injury/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/removals-company-fined-after-workers-foot-injury/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:00:28 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/removals-company-fined-after-workers-foot-injury/3631 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/11/removals-company-fined-after-workers-foot-injury/feed/ 0 HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages http://www.hse.gov.uk/services/localgovernment/sensible-risk/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/services/localgovernment/sensible-risk/index.htm#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:08 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=44946 HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government. These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.

]]>
http://www.hse.gov.uk/services/localgovernment/sensible-risk/index.htm/feed/ 0
Council in court after death of pensioner http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/council-in-court-after-death-of-pensioner/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/council-in-court-after-death-of-pensioner/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:30:16 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/council-in-court-after-death-of-pensioner/3626 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/11/council-in-court-after-death-of-pensioner/feed/ 0 Bolton charity in court after child loses finger in school door http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-charity-in-court-after-child-loses-finger-in-school-door/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-charity-in-court-after-child-loses-finger-in-school-door/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/bolton-charity-in-court-after-child-loses-finger-in-school-door/3623 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/04/11/bolton-charity-in-court-after-child-loses-finger-in-school-door/feed/ 0