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EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 1 Sept 2017
Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. Early Bird registration up until 1st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 2nd September is £425.

HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017,
In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

HSE Chair, Martin Temple, talks about his personal connection to farming in support of National Farm Safety Week


NHS trust fined £1m following 53-year-old man’s death in Lincolnshire
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined following the death of 53-year-old John Biggadike at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham
Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges. It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors. Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

NASHiCS – National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care -“The Fair Way to a Safer Way” – 12-13 Sept 2017, Northamptonshire
Organised by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services, speakers for this event include Alan Craddock, Head of Public Services HSE, UNISON, Universities of York, Sheffield the CQC and a range of technical experts.

60th NWRA Safety Conference and Exhibition – Accident Investigation – 19 Sept 2017, Preston
This conference run by North West Regional Association, targets learning from mistakes after an accident and will cover Accident Investigation, Learning lessons the hard way, Electrical safety, Cultural Safety, Human Factors.

RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents
Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity
Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist. This review examined evidence about these coatings […]

Coach building company fined after an apprentice fell from height
A Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on.

Agency worker injures hand on lathe
An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries to his hand.

Company fined after worker was injured by a fork lift truck
A North West manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was struck by a fork lift truck.

Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof
T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground.

Engineering firm fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
An engineering firm has been fined for failing to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Haulage firm fined after worker crushed
A haulage firm has been fined after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a worker.

Concrete manufacturer fined after a worker fell from height
Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans.

£1.2m fine for chemical company after explosion
A chemicals company has been fined £1.2m following an explosion at its site at West Thurrock.

Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries
A Lancashire based company Spectral Colours Limited (SCL) has been fined after a worker was crushed under machinery.

Two contractors fined after worker fell from height
Two London based construction contractors, Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) have today been fined after an employee fell more than three metres when a scaffold board that he was standing on broke.

HSL: The Way Forward – Excelling in Health and Safety Culture and Leadership – Buxton, 19 July 2017
HSL have undertaken research in the field of health and safety leadership, which identifies it as requiring a distinct set of competencies. Drawing on HSL’s expertise as psychologists and human factors experts, this event will help you develop your understanding of these competencies. Coupled with an understanding of what excellent health and safety culture looks […]