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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....

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UK HSE and Lloyd’s Register apply machine learning to mine insight from decades of safety data 01 December 2020

Lloyd’s Register is working with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to bring together and analyse safety data on an unprecedented scale, powered by its latest digital innovation - Severity Scanner. The tool has been enabled by Discovering Safety which has allowed unprecedented access to lessons learnt from past incidents in order to make the working world safer and prevent death and serious injury....

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UK logistics company fined in relation to 2019 explosion that injured one 17 November 2020

UK logistics haulier A&D Logistics Limited has been fined £48,000 by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker suffered flash burn injuries from an explosion that occurred after they opened a container door in January 2019....

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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....