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HSE responds to Scotland on Sunday

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dr Paul Stollard, HSE Regional Director, Scotland writes in response to Scotland on Sunday article “Health & Safety gets flounders off the hook” – 30 July 2010.

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HSE welcomes Court of Appeal decision

Friday, July 30, 2010

A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE welcomes the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal that Wolverhampton City Council unlawfully failed to consider whether to use its powers to revoke or modify the planning permission previously granted in respect of Block D of student accommodation, which has not yet been built.”

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Carlisle worker’s skull crushed in six metre fall

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Two brothers have been fined a total of £13,000 after a worker was left with a crushed skull and permanent brain damage when he fell through an industrial roof in Carlisle.

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Architects and construction firm fined after worker falls nine metres to his death

Thursday, July 29, 2010

An architect’s practice and a construction company involved in a Somerset development have today been fined a total of £195,000 following a fatality on the site.

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HSE responds to Express and Echo reader’s letter

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Terry Rose, HSE Regional Director, South West writes in response to Express and Echo reader’s letter “Fish Out the Plastic Bags” – 28 June 2010

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HSE responds to Portsmouth News letters page

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Heather Bryant, HSE Regional Director South East writes in response to Portsmouth News reader’s letter “Left in utter despair by school activity day” – 28 July 2010

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Quarry firm fined after worker plunge in 30-tonne wheel loader

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A quarry operator was today fined £30,000 after a 30-tonne wheel loader vehicle overturned and slid almost 16ft down a sand stockpile.

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HSE targets ageing installations with new offshore inspection programme

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A new inspection programme of offshore oil and gas installations on the UK continental shelf is underway to ensure that ageing infrastructure does not adversely affect safety.

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RR819: A small survey of exposure to rubber process dust, rubber fume and N-nitrosamines

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This report was carried out in support of HSE’s FIT3 Disease Reduction Programme Cancer Project’s aim to develop a strategy to reduce the incidence of occupational cancer in Great Britain.

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Buncefield prosecution – HSE podcast July 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In this episode: We talk to HSE’s Deputy Chief Executive, Kevin Myers, about the prosecution of five companies held responsible for the explosion at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in 2005.

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HSE Board meeting agenda – July 28 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The agenda for the July 28 2010 HSE Board meeting has been added to the website.

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FAQs – Do employers have to provide personal protective equipment?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The relevant regulations are the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. Regulation 4 states: Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work.

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Construction Infonet – July 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July’s Construction infonet is now available online, June and May are also available from the archives.

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Publication of HSE Annual Report and Accounts 2009/10

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Annual Report reports on delivery of the HSE Business Plan 2009/10 together with other key developments in the organisation during the year.

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Hospitality Industry Newsletter – Issue 2

Friday, July 23, 2010

Articles include: Working in Great Britain from overseas; Shattered Lives Campaign – the latest from HSE; Skin at work;

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RR821 – Gathering intelligence from referrals to HSL for hand-arm vibration syndrome

Friday, July 23, 2010

This report details three separate pieces of work, which are linked by the fact that they involve surveying individuals assessed for hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

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Worker loses lower leg after paving machine crush

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Somerset construction firm has today been fined £10,000 after a worker’s foot was crushed under a paving machine – and he had to have his lower leg amputated.

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Construction company put workers at risk of falls

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A major construction company has been fined today for failing to properly protect its workers from falls at height on a site in South Wales.

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Castle Bromwich firm fined after worker injured by robot

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Birmingham automotive firm has been fined after one of its employees was struck by a manufacturing robot, leaving his voice box damaged and almost paralysing him down one side of his body.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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