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Pesticide approvals for June 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

These documents give details, month-by-month, of new products that have gained approval via the HSE, and amendments to existing approvals. Approvals for June 2010 are now available

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Pirelli fined after Carlisle worker injured by forklift truck

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has been fined £9,000 after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was hit by a forklift truck at the company’s Carlisle factory.

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Scaffolding firm prosecuted for dangerous installation

Friday, July 16, 2010

A roofer was seriously injured after plunging almost six metres when a scaffolding platform in Bridlington collapsed.

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Safety notice – Avoiding trapping/crushing injuries to people in the platform of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More people die from falls at work than from any other cause. The use of mobile elevating work platforms/powered access equipment has been a major factor in the reduction in falls accidents.

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£9.5m bill for firms behind Britain’s most costly industrial disaster

Friday, July 16, 2010

Five companies have been ordered to pay £9.5 million for their part in the 2005 fire and explosion at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot, in Hertfordshire.

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SMT agenda, minutes and papers for 2 June 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Senior Management Team agenda, minutes and papers for the meeting held on 2 June 2010, are now available.

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Woodworking health topics – manual handling

Friday, July 16, 2010

What you need to know – Most injuries in the woodworking and furniture industry are caused during manual handling activities.

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Steeplejack seriously injured after fall from bell chamber

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Grantham firm has today been fined £6,600 after one of its workers fell more than six metres to the ground – suffering five cracked vertebra, a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries.

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Firm fined after man has top of finger amputated

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Newcastle-under-Lyme company appeared in court yesterday (14 July) after one of its workers had part of a finger amputated while working on a rubber conveying machine.

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Safety notice – Risks associated with working on or near lamp columns with non-standard roots during excavation works

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In February 2010 a young child was killed and a woman injured when a lamp column fell on them. The lamp column fell outside the boundary of a site where street works were taking place.

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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The agenda and papers from the 96th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) held on 12 July 2010 are now available.

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HSE publications translated – Information and advice in world languages

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HSE welcomes people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to its web site.

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Better Gas Safe than sorry – Always check the card

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer and always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.

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Courtroom drama for construction industry

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Local construction firm managers are being invited to attend a mock trial (22 July) to help them understand how important good health and safety is, by seeing first hand what can happen when things go wrong and a worker is injured.

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Car wash firm failed to protect workers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

An Essex car wash company was today fined for failing to purchase compulsory insurance to protect its employees.

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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The minutes from the 95th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) held on 12 April 2010 are now available.

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Worker suffers multiple injuries at barn

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Three men have been fined at total of £5,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell eight metres through a barn roof in Greater Manchester.

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Letter from joint chairs of HELA to Directors of Environmental Health/Chief Environmental Health Officers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July’s HELA  letter from the joint chairs of HELA to Directors of Environmental Health/Chief Environmental Health

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Local Authority Circular – Guidance for other people to accompany enforcement officers on site

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The purpose of this circular is to provide general advice on dealing with the situation of authorising others to accompany an enforcement officer on a visit.

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Caerphilly engineering company fined after workers’ fingers severed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Worker at a Caerphilly company suffered serious injuries after his fingers were severed in an unguarded machine, a court has heard.

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