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Launch of UK HSE Health and Work Strategy 19 December 2016

The UK Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP, announced on December 16 the launch of a new strategy for health in Britain’s workplaces by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Health and Work Strategy’s main priorities are work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease. ...

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Four receive suspended jail sentences in Wales for health and safety failings in woodworking factory 22 November 2016

The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings. Swansea Crown Court heard how the factory at Margam Hall Upholstery Limited in Henshaw Street, Port Talbot was included in the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) programme of visits to woodworking premises. ...

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UK chemical company fined £3 million after release of fatal toxic vapour cloud 08 November 2016

On November 8, Cristal Pigment UK was sentenced to fines of £3 million for criminal breaches of health and safety regulations after its "high level of dereliction of duty" led to the death of a workman and life-changing injuries to another. Both men were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud at its Stallingborough plant in Grimsby in 2010, and a similar vapour release took place in 2011. ...

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Number of directors prosecuted by HSE trebles in a year - report 31 October 2016

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted 46 company directors for health and safety offences in the year to 31 March 2016, against 15 in the previous year, according to research by Clyde & Co quoted by SHP Online. In contrast, the number of employees who were prosecuted by the HSE in 2015/16 has fallen from 10 in the previous year, to just one....

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HSE asks for comments on proposed changes to guidance on risk assessment and hazardous substances in the workplace 11 October 2016

The UK Health & Safety Executive wants to make some changes to current guidance on risk and has asked for comments from stakeholders before it is published. The organisation is also inviting comments on a proposed review of regulations governing hazardous substances in the workplace. ...

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UK rocket motor company fined for safety failings 12 July 2016

An engineering company in Worcestershire, has been fined more than £380,000 for safety failings. Worcester Crown Court heard how an employee of Roxel (Rocket Motor) Limited was inspecting a rocket motor for damages received during the manufacturing process. The UK Health and Safety Executive reported that the emplyee used a fibre optic light to illuminate a conduit on the ‘charge’ of the motor....

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News Extra: HSE business plan for 2016/7 focuses on control of risk and low-frequency, high-impact incidents 01 July 2016

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) business plan for 2016/7 identifies control of risk and low-frequency, high-impact incidents as two particular areas of focus for the period. Alongside the other stated priorities, providing an effective regulatory framework and leading to improve workplace health and safety, HSE says these two areas are at the heart of its strategic intent to establish a 21st-century, world-class occupational health and safety system.<...

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HSE publishes UK offshore safety stats for 2015 14 June 2016

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2015. The report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015....

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Martin Temple appointed new Chair of HSE 25 April 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Martin Temple as Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board. Temple has more than 30 years of experience in private and public sector roles, including senior positions at the Sheffield Hospital Trust, EEF Manufacturers’ Organisation and 600 Group....

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Welsh vehicle seat manufacturer fined after worker injured in explosion 25 April 2016

A vehicle seat manufacturing company based in Ebbw Vale has been fined after a worker was injured in an explosion. Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard how an operator at Sears Manufacturing Company (Europe) Limited suffered burns to his head and hands in the 26 January 2015 incident....

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