HSE RSS feeds http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Solar panel installer in court after workers’ fall through roof http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/solar-panel-installer-in-court-after-workers-fall-through-roof/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/solar-panel-installer-in-court-after-workers-fall-through-roof/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:18 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/solar-panel-installer-in-court-after-workers-fall-through-roof/4812 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/16/solar-panel-installer-in-court-after-workers-fall-through-roof/feed/ 0 Case 317 – Store would not provide plastic knives for customers buying take out food http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case317-store-not-provide-plastic-knives-for-take-out-food.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case317-store-not-provide-plastic-knives-for-take-out-food.htm#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:20:22 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46097 Enquirer called into a high street store to purchase some lunch and asked if they had any plastic knives and forks for sale. The assistant said yes they had forks but due to Health & Safety were not allowed to provide plastic knives.

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IIRSM & HSW Annual Conference 2014 – November 13, Birmingham http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iirsm-hsw-conference.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/iirsm-hsw-conference.htm#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30:29 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46102 Conference includes a varied content, from innovation in health and safety risk management to influencing techniques and behavioural safety. Speakers include Judith Hackitt, Health & Safety Executive Chair, plus many more

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Case 316 – Store fitting rooms can not be opened on first day of sales http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case316-store-fitting-rooms-can-not-be-opened-first-day-of-sales.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case316-store-fitting-rooms-can-not-be-opened-first-day-of-sales.htm#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46093 A high street clothing store would not open their fitting rooms on the first day of a sale, when the enquirer asked why they were told it was for health and safety reasons.

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SW Global Resourcing Limited fined £200,000 (COPFS release) http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/sw-global-resourcing-limited-fined-200000-copfs-release/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/sw-global-resourcing-limited-fined-200000-copfs-release/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:30:24 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/sw-global-resourcing-limited-fined-200000-copfs-release/4804 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/16/sw-global-resourcing-limited-fined-200000-copfs-release/feed/ 0 HSE Jobs – Mathematical Modeller – HSL http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/16/hse-jobs-mathematical-modeller-hsl/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/16/hse-jobs-mathematical-modeller-hsl/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46108 The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in mathematical modelling or statistical analysis of real-world applications, algorithm coding, preferably in R or MATLAB or similar languages. Closing date for ap[plications is 18 October 2014.

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Case 315 – Shop bans the return of headphones http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case315-not-allowed-to-return-headphones-to-a-shop.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case315-not-allowed-to-return-headphones-to-a-shop.htm#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:30:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46082 A customer who purchased headphones from a high street store was told if the packaging was opened the headphones could not be returned for health and safety reasons.

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Timber firm in court after worker’s finger amputated http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/timber-firm-in-court-after-workers-finger-amputated/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/timber-firm-in-court-after-workers-finger-amputated/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:00:22 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/timber-firm-in-court-after-workers-finger-amputated/4801 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/11/timber-firm-in-court-after-workers-finger-amputated/feed/ 0 Simpler explosives and acetylene regulations http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/simpler-explosives-and-acetylene-regulations/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/simpler-explosives-and-acetylene-regulations/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:00:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/simpler-explosives-and-acetylene-regulations/4789 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/11/simpler-explosives-and-acetylene-regulations/feed/ 0 RR1018 – Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in the welding environment http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1018.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1018.htm#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46021 The Electromagnetic fields Directive was adopted in June 2013. Member States are required to bring into force any laws, regulations and or administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive by July 1st, 2016. This research report considers various types of welding and the requirements of the Directive.

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Case 314 – Parents banned from saying goodbye to children in school playground http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case314-parents-banned-from-saying-goodbye-to-their-children-in-playground.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case314-parents-banned-from-saying-goodbye-to-their-children-in-playground.htm#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:20 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46074 A newspaper reported that during ongoing construction work at a school, parents were banned from saying goodbye to their primary school children in the playground for ‘health and safety reasons’.

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Case 313 – Donkey rides banned at village fete http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case313-donkey-rides-banned-at-village-fete.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case313-donkey-rides-banned-at-village-fete.htm#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:00:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46071 A newspaper reported that council bureaucrats banned donkey rides for children at a village fete because of health and safety concerns.

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Working safely with acetylene – revised publication http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg327.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg327.htm#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46065 Download or buy online – This leaflet provides guidance on the fire and explosion hazards of acetylene. It is for people who use acetylene for welding, cutting and similar processes and will help them comply with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

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Explosives regulations 2014 – guidance http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l150.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l150.htm#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:21 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=46062 The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. Draft guidance has been produced for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Exploding vessel leads to court for carpet company and engineering inspection firm http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/exploding-vessel-leads-to-court-for-carpet-company-and-engineering-inspection-firm/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/exploding-vessel-leads-to-court-for-carpet-company-and-engineering-inspection-firm/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:30:01 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/exploding-vessel-leads-to-court-for-carpet-company-and-engineering-inspection-firm/4786 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/10/exploding-vessel-leads-to-court-for-carpet-company-and-engineering-inspection-firm/feed/ 0 Young family left at risk after faulty gas work http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/young-family-left-at-risk-after-faulty-gas-work/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/young-family-left-at-risk-after-faulty-gas-work/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:30:15 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/young-family-left-at-risk-after-faulty-gas-work/4783 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/09/young-family-left-at-risk-after-faulty-gas-work/feed/ 0 Contractors in court after leisure centre roof fall http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/contractors-in-court-after-leisure-centre-roof-fall/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/contractors-in-court-after-leisure-centre-roof-fall/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:00:37 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/contractors-in-court-after-leisure-centre-roof-fall/4771 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/09/contractors-in-court-after-leisure-centre-roof-fall/feed/ 0 RR1014 – Reducing the risk of kick injury during the shackling and sticking of cattle in abattoirs http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1014.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1014.htm#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:00:35 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45995 The purpose of this report is to investigate the shackling and sticking tasks, in order to find ways to eliminate or reduce the risk to the operator by redesigning the work task.

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Accrington landlord in court for gas safety failing http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/accrington-landlord-in-court-for-gas-safety-failing/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/accrington-landlord-in-court-for-gas-safety-failing/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:00:58 +0000 HSE http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/accrington-landlord-in-court-for-gas-safety-failing/4751 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2014/09/05/accrington-landlord-in-court-for-gas-safety-failing/feed/ 0 RR1013 – Research to determine the incidence, prevalence and relative risk of ill health due to chemical exposure in the chemical and downstream oil industry sector http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1013.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1013.htm#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:00:32 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45993 This project identified seven data sources from which to assess ill health problems potentially associated with exposure to harmful chemicals in the chemical and downstream oil industry. Interrogation of these sources allowed insight into the range and type of ill health previously, and currently, associated with certain exposures.

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