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Chair’s letter to Lord Hunt following May 2006 Commission meeting

Monday, June 26, 2006

This letter sets out the Health and Safety Commission’s views on how best to strengthen director

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RR460 – Trends in inhalation exposure Mid 1980’s till present

Monday, June 26, 2006

Although occupational exposure levels are likely to have changed over time, relatively few studies have been conducted to investigate the long-term changes in exposure. Data sets held by the collaborators and the National Exposure DataBase (NEDB) were reviewed to investigate the long-term changes in inhalation exposure to toluene, wood dust, flour dust, respirable dust and […]

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Minutes – Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee (NUSAC) meeting – Thursday, 13 October 2005

Monday, June 26, 2006

Minutes of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee (NUSAC) main meeting held on Thursday, 13 October 2005 at 0900 hours at the Maitlanfield Country House hotel, Haddington, East Lothian View Minutes

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HSL/2006/51 – CFD modelling of Benchmark Test Cases for Flow Around a Computer Simulated Person

Monday, June 26, 2006

The risk of exposure of workers to contaminants in indoor spaces is usually assessed by measuring or predicting the level of indoor air concentration in the absence of workers. The amount of contaminant likely to have been inhaled by a worker is then deduced from the value of indoor air concentration obtained at the position […]

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Working with victims: HSE policy statement

Thursday, June 22, 2006

This describes HSE’s values and practical approach when liaising with victims, and, where possible, reflects the principles of the Victims’ Charter, Victims’ Code, Prosecutor’s Pledge and the Scottish Strategy for Victims, in addition to the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Prosecution Code. Read the policy statement.

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RR461 – Comparison of the Hatfield and alternative UK rails using models to assess the effect of residual stress on crack growth from rolling contact fatigue

Thursday, June 22, 2006

This work consisted of two themes: (1) modelling of the effect of rail residual stress on rolling contact fatigue crack growth and crack branching, and (2) experimental investigation of the effect of rail surface decarburisation on crack initiation. View Report

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Billingham explosion – latest news

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Inspectors from HSE have now carried out a preliminary investigation on what is a joint investigation with the Environment Agency. Read the update in full.

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Emergency procedures relating to fuel storage at Buncefield Oil Depot subject to COMAH regulations

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Following a request to release information about the emergency procedures relating to fuel storage at

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E069:06 – Workplace transport – a matter of life or death? HSE consults on new safety route map

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Workplace transport claims 66 lives a year with over 6300 people suffering injury. In the reporting year 2004/05, these incidents cost the British taxpayer over £200 million with the cost to industry considerably more. Read Press Release

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Heyrod Construction Ltd – Worker engagement case study 9

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

In 2005, Heyrod directors became concerned about rising accident rates. Investigation into the causes of this trend, and what could be done to reverse it, resulted in an accident reduction strategy, with a commitment to increase the personal responsibility of the workforce towards health and safety, and to fight what was then seen as complacency. […]

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Child safety reminder

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

As the school summer holidays approach the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) offers its support to Child Safety Week by reminding the construction industry and parents to be alert to the dangers faced by children playing on or near building sites. Read the full text of the reminder

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E067:06 HSE publishes initial feedback from Buncefield safety alert

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published the initial feedback from the safety alert it issued to operators of fuel storage depots in February 2006. Read full press release

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Pipeline health and safety website published

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This new topic website concentrates on pipelines covered by the Pipeline Safety Regulations 1996 (PSR) and in particular on those pipelines known as Major Accident Hazard (MAHP) Pipelines (see below). Pipelines to which PSR does not apply are defined in regulation 3 and Schedule 2 of PSR, for example sewers, drains and most pipelines carrying […]

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Initial report on the findings of the Oil/Fuel Depot Safety Alert Review

Monday, June 12, 2006

This review presents the findings from an alert which asked operators to provide

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RR446 – The development of a fatigue / risk index for shiftworkers

Friday, June 9, 2006

This report describes the work carried out to revise and update the HSE Fatigue Index (FI). Extensive changes have been made to the previous version, incorporating recent information relating to a variety of issues including cumulative fatigue, time of day, shift length, the effect of breaks and the recovery from a sequence of shifts. In […]

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HSL/2006/43 – Review of commercially available party fog machines suitable for determining the clearance time of paint spray booths and rooms

Friday, June 9, 2006

The objective of this project was to assess the suitability of commercially available party fog machines for determining the clearance times of paint spray booths and rooms, such as used in Motor Vehicle Repair and some commercial spraying premises. Read full report [PDF 150kb]

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Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland meeting papers

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Agenda and papers for the 3rd meeting on 6 April 2006

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RR457 – Specification of a Mathematical Model of a Water Reactive Pool based upon REACTPOOL

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The work presented in this report concerns reviewing the published REACTPOOL reports and deriving a mathematical model as input to the specification for a new computational model. Read the full report.

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