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UK HSE issues safety alert for personnel specifying and selecting devices for measuring concentrations of flammable and toxic gases 16 September 2020

The UK HSE issued a safety alert on September 10 to highlight the risk of misleading gas detection readings associated with the use of sampling tubes with pumped gas detectors. Sampling tubes are sometimes used to extend the reach of the detection device and/or to allow detection at an increased distance from the user....

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HSE publishes annual UK workplace fatality figures 29 July 2020

On July 1, the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) published its annual report on work-related fatal injuries for 2019/20. The report shows that a total of 111 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2019/20, a decrease of 38 from the previous year and the lowest annual number on record....

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HSE UK offshore safety report for 2018 05 March 2020

The Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2018 from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has shown that most safety trends in offshore oil & gas and wind operations have continued to improve. 2018 was the second consecutive year without a fatality and the longer-term rolling reportable non-fatal injury rate continues to fall on the UK Continental Shelf....

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UK HSE releases report into fatal 2011 Chevron refinery explosion 20 February 2020

The HSE has released its report into the June 2011 explosion at Chevron’s Pembrokeshire refinery which killed four people. The report gives an overview of the incident and details the underlying causes behind the incident, as well as offering safety management lessons for industry....

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HSE calls for partners in Wearables in the Workplace Shared Research Programme 13 November 2019

As part of its cross-industry collaboration safety project series, the UK Health and Safety Executive has called for industry and academic partners to join its wearable technology shared research programme....

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HSE update on cybersecurity challenges under COMAH and NIS 17 October 2019

HSE will give an update on the work they have been doing in cyber security, under COMAH and NIS, issues and challenges that they are working on, plans looking ahead and emerging risks to health and safety in applications using AI, telecommunications, and some of the research in areas such as interconnected devices and IoT....

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The Chevron Explosion 2011 – Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Investigation 15 October 2019

This presentation will explore the Electrical, Control and Instrumentation elements of the investigation into the fatal incident at Chevron’s Pembroke oil refinery on June 2, 2011....

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BP fined £400,000 for 2012 Shetland oil leak 03 October 2019

On September 21, BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd was fined £400,000 for an uncontrolled release of fluids in 2012 at its Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland....

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UK HSE calls for partners in high hazard research programmes 17 September 2019

HSE’s Shared Research Programme supports external investment and collaboration in HSE’s research portfolio. This allows resources and expertise to be shared for the benefit of all. By supporting the shared research approach, contributing partners will be able to help shape the focus of the research activity, gain ongoing access to emerging findings and have early sight of draft outputs....

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HSE releases annual UK workplace fatality figures 11 July 2019

On July 3, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released its provisional annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19. These revealed that 147 workers were fatally injured between April 2018 and March 2019 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers)....