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Health & Safety Laboratory

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SK17 9JN
United Kingdom

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Measuring the safety climate in organisations 22 July 2013

Understanding safety culture is part of the journey towards improving organisational reliability. Organisations have responsibilities for the management of their risks, and to ensure adequate and appropriate risk mitigation. This white paper from the UK’s Health and Safety Laboratory and Cardinus Risk Management looks at the concept of safety culture by explaining what it is, why it is important, and what you can do to understand and improve your own organisation’s safety culture....

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HSL Wins £2million Contract with ETI 20 February 2012

The UK’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has secured a contract worth £2 million with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to investigate the safe use of hydrogen-based fuels....

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HSE issues gas detector safety alert 21 September 2011

An alert has been issued to warn workers using a Status Mentor PGD2 gas detector that some of them may be giving false readings due to software configuration. It is recommended these gas detectors should not be used until its software and configuration has been verified....

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Health and Safety Laboratory recognised by chemical engineers 19 April 2011

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) marked the centenary year of the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) with a special presentation for its contribution to better process safety and environment protection. IChemE president, Desmond King presented a medal of recognition to HSL chief executive, Eddie Morland in Liverpool recently at IChemE’s Hazards XXII: Process safety and environmental protection conference....

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HSL makes explosive new appointment 05 January 2010

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has appointed Peter Shelley as director of the Explosives Notified Body. The Explosives Notified Body (ENB) is the UK’s independent authority providing assessment and CE-mark certification of explosives for non-military use....

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Technique set to make incident investigation safer 24 November 2009

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has come up with a technique for the investigation of major fires and chemical releases which could dramatically improve safety, increase speed of response and decrease cost....