The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.
A Southampton engineering firm has been fined after an employee seriously injured his foot on a poorly-guarded aluminium casting machine.
A Dunblane farming company has been fined after a worker was left permanently scarred from severe injuries to her leg and ankle when they were caught in an unguarded conveyor system.
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to The Sun article on EastEnders risk assessment – “Muddy idiots”, 26 February 2013.
Two companies have been ordered to pay a total of £650,000 in fines and costs after a member of the public was killed in a collision in roadworks on the A50 near Uttoxeter.
A self-employed scaffolder has been fined after a member of the public suffered head injuries after walking into an unguarded metal pole.
An Edinburgh food firm has been fined after a worker seriously injured his hand on an unguarded dough mixer.
The owner of a Norfolk aggregate site has been prosecuted for failing to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for moving rail wagons without a locomotive.
A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.
The new updated ‘Office health and safety’ website is now live. This site guides employers and employees to information relating to health, safety and welfare in the office.
A Solihull school has been fined after an 11-year-old pupil suffered serious hand injuries in a design and technology lesson.
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to “Starting them young” article in The Telegraph, 22 October 2012
Walsall Hospital NHS Trust has been ordered to pay almost £107,000 in fines and costs after a pensioner died following a fall from a first floor window at Walsall Manor Hospital.
A recycling company has been ordered to pay £240,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed at a St Helens factory.
A Lincolnshire farmer and an agricultural machinery supplier have been fined after a young casual worker had three tendons in his right hand severed by a potato crusher.
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A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.
Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.
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