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Safety Alert – Stress corrosion cracking of beverage mixed gas cylinders

Friday, May 7, 2010

In March 2010 a man lost a part of his leg when a beverage gas cylinder that he had just finished filling spontaneously exploded into four parts. This was the first fill of the cylinder after it had passed its periodic examination at an approved Inspection Body.

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Firm fined after teen worker’s leg crushed by steel

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Wolverhampton manufacturer has been fined £8,000 after a teenage employee was trapped under a load of steel, breaking his leg.

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Burnley tool manufacturer fined after worker loses finger

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Burnley tool manufacturer has been fined £1,000 after one of its workers lost a finger when it became trapped in machinery.

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Competence is key: Ensure asbestos surveyors are qualified for the job

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Asbestos surveys are only effective if competent surveyors are employed to do them…That is one of the key messages being promoted at roadshows to help explain new guidance devised for those responsible for managing the risks from asbestos.

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Myth: You don’t need to secure your load if you’re just driving down the road

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The reality: If not properly secured, vehicle loads can become unsafe, even over a short distance. Loads that haven’t been

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Free Offshore eBulletin – subscribe today

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Receive the latest news and information on offshore from HSE by subscribing to this free service.

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Guidance for the provision of accommodation offshore

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This notice provides updated guidance on the provision of accommodation on offshore installations,

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Mechanical Engineer vacancy details

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Field Operations Directorate, based in Scotland, as a Mechanical Engineer.

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Stress at work – Work related stress – Research and statistics

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stress at work is a major issue, if you want to see how big, see the stats, but together we can successfully manage and prevent it.

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Food manufacturer fined after worker’s finger is amputated

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A specialist bread manufacturer has been fined after a worker was injured by a dough mixing machine and had his finger amputated.

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Report on the stability of tallescopes

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The primary aim of this project was to establish whether it could be considered a tolerable practice to move an occupied tallescope, in a theatre environment, for the task of focussing luminaires.

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RR795 – Triaxial measurements of the performance of anti-vibration gloves

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This project investigates the performance of an anti-vibration glove taking account of the influence that the glove might have in three axes.

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Company fined after worker suffers head injuries

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Hertfordshire company has been fined after a worker was seriously hurt when he was struck by steel beams falling from a tower crane.

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RR792 – Decontamination of agricultural sprayers

Friday, April 30, 2010

This study was undertaken to examine factors influencing the removal of residues from sprayer surfaces, to trial any developments on decontamination techniques on working farms,

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The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations[1] came into force on 27 April 2010 and aim to protect

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The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This research report produces an updated estimate of the current burden of occupational cancer specifically for Great Britain.

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HSE Board meeting papers – 28 April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The agenda and papers for the HSE Board meeting held on 28 April 2010 at Redgrave Court, Bootle are now available.

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RR794 – Vibration measurements on torque multipliers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It was brought to HSE’s attention that torque multipliers were being used instead of impact wrenches in some instances in the workplace. Given that torque multipliers are purely rotary machines, the vibration level is likely to be much lower than that on an impact wrench.

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Stakeholder, Communications & Engagement Manager vacancy details

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Job vacancy details are now available for the post of Stakeholder, Communications & Engagement Manager within the Communications Directorate, based in Sanctuary Buildings, London.

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HELA agenda and papers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The agenda and papers for the meeting of the Health and Safety Executive / Local Authority Enforcement Liaison

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