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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

This presentation will be given by HSE Principal Inspector and Cybersecurity Lead Sarabjit Purewal and Associate Director and Technical Lead on HSE's Discovering Safety Programme, Steve Naylor....

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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 2 June 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)....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Managing Major Hazard Risks - A Cross-Industry Initiative 20 December 2018

Great Britain has many highly specialised, strategically important industries which are essential to the country’s economy and social infrastructure, but can potentially cause great harm to their workers, the environment, the public and critical national infrastructure if not properly managed. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Managing Cybersecurity and Functional Safety 19 November 2018

Cybersecurity is a relatively new topic that industry is becoming familiar with. New standards such as IEC 62443 are at an advanced stage of completion. New guidance is being published by the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) and new regulations such as security of Network Information Systems (NIS) have come on statute in 2018. This presentation will explore the key technical and organisational issues in managing safety systems securely....

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UK companies fined after workers injured by gas mains fire 09 November 2018

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Southern Gas Networks Plc, which had pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, was fined £1.2million and ordered to pay costs of £18,975.43. ...

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UK waste company fined after two workers injured in explosion 28 September 2018

A Bedfordshire waste company has been sentenced after two of its employees suffered burns whilst processing flammable aerosol containers. B & W Waste Management Services Ltd of Thurleigh Road, Milton Earnest pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (1) of Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,603.14....