Health and Safety News

Occupational health and safety news and guidance

Blog posts April 2010

Health and Safety News - 19 April 2010

Temporary worker badly scalded

FMC Chemicals Ltd has been fined after a temporary worker was badly scalded while using steam to unblock pipes containing lithium chloride in June 2008. The firm had already been issued with a warning after a worker was burned during maintenance work in 2007.


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Health and Safety News - 16 April 2010

Man injured in farming accident

A man is in a critical condition following a farming accident when he was working alone on a farm in Derbyshire.

Buncefield depot staff 'not trained properly'

St Albans Crown Court was told that the explosion at the depot on 11 December 2005, happened after v…

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Health and Safety News - 12 April 2010

Guardrail failure caused new starter to fall.

A waste management firm has been fined £12,000 after a guardrail gave way resulting in a worker falling nearly three metres on his second day at work. The court heard that the incident took place at AB Waste Management Ltd’s facility in Darlaston, Wes…

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Health and Safety News - 9 April 2010

Shops reopen after scaffold fall

Shops which had to close after scaffolding collapsed in the pedestrian area of Swindon's town centre have reopened. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the incident.

One dead after falling from crane in Orissa

A contractual worker was kill…

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Health and Safety News - 8 April 2010

iPhone fire safety app

Safety Media has launched a free Fire Safety iPhone App. The Fire Safety App features the popular Safety Talks characters and contains colourful illustrations and clear and concise content.

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Site Update

New links have been added to the links section of Health and Safety News, including:

Assessment of Repetitive Tasks tool - in the Ergonomics section.

Warning signs, prohibition signs, hazard signs, fire exit signs more free to download and use - in the Resources section.

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Health and Safety News - 6 April 2010

Take a risk - it's good for your health

Judith Hackitt (Chair of the Health and Safety Executive) talks to the Manchester Evening News about risks, conkers and other myths.

Contractor fined following incident at sewage works

A construction company was prosecuted after an incident which saw …

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