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UK utility fined £5 million after fatal gas explosion 15 February 2022

Northern Gas Networks was fined £5 million on February 9 for safety breaches relating to a 2019 fire and gas explosion. The incident involved a gas pipeline near residential premises in the town of Mirfield, West Yorkshire and resulted in the death of a woman in her seventies....

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UK gas engineering company fined for unsafe LPG installation work 24 January 2022

A gas engineering company has been fined after undertaking Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) installation work at a food factory near Spalding, Lincolnshire that was later condemned as being unsafe. The fine of £20,000 follows a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) investigation which found the company did not have the competencies to undertake the work....

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UK Health & Safety Executive releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2020/21 20 July 2021

Provisional data released by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared to other recent years....

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UK HSE to launch four week consultation exercise on amendments to the PPE at Work Regulations 15 July 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on changes to the PPER 1992. The HSE is encouraging you to draw the attention of your stakeholders and other interested parties to this consultation launching on Monday 19 July 2021 and running for 4 weeks....

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NEBOSH partners with Health and Safety Executive to launch new risk management qualification 29 April 2021

NEBOSH has partnered with Great Britain’s regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, to launch an introductory qualification that provides straightforward, practical health and safety risk management skills....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - The use of artificial intelligence in safety related applications 22 April 2021

There are applications emerging in many sectors that are using some aspects of machine learning that can directly or indirectly affect safety. This presentation will describe the range of applications emerging, the opportunities that this technology brings and the associated risks....

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UK HSE releases update on setting workplace exposure limits (WELs) following Brexit 26 March 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released a bulletin updating companies on the organisation's work on setting workplace exposure limits in Great Britain following the end of the EU transition period....

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UK HSE fines company after workers fall ill following exposure to chemical spill 12 March 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has fined the fabrication division of Nasmyth Technologies Limited after four employees were exposed to hazardous substances that caused significant ill health and time off work in 2017....

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UK chemical company fined £560,000 after employee scalded by boiling water 08 March 2021

A chemical company has been fined £560,000 after an employee was scalded with boiling water while work was being undertaken to clean down part of a production plant in Grangemouth, Scotland in March 2016. CalaChem Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work at Falkirk Sheriff Court....

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Managing Director of UK construction company receives suspended sentence after employee burned in 2018 explosion 02 December 2020

The UK’s Health & Safety Executive announced on November 16 that a Managing Director of a construction company has received a suspended sentence after an employee suffered severe burns on a construction site in Swynecombe, Oxfordshire in 2018....