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Blog posts December 2010

Changes to RIDDOR regulations

HSE Press Release:

The Health and Safety Executive has agreed a plan for the publication of consultation documents on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

In his report on health and safety, Lord Young recommended that RIDDOR be…

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Health and Safety News - 21 December 2010

Worker dies crushing aerosol canisters

Two companies and a manager have been fined a total of £440,000 after a worker suffered 90 per cent burns and died, when the aerosol canisters he was crushing caught fire.

Worker loses fingers in accident

Komatsu UK Ltd Birtley has been fined after an employee…

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Health and Safety News - 8 December 2010

HSE Myth of the Month

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been running the 'Myth of the Month' for four years to highlight and put right common misconceptions about health and safety and the role of the HSE. This feature is now coming to an end - the HSE have released a final myth of the mont…

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Health and Safety News - 2 December 2010

Shropshire health trust fined over patient death

An 89-year-old man died after hospital staff left him with only one rail on his bed to prevent him from falling out.

New European rules on notifying chemical substances

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is supporting the European Chemical Agency's…

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