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Blog posts September 2010

Health and Safety News - 30 September 2010

£30k fines after Salford worker killed by digger bucket

Fines totalling £30,000 have been issued following the death of a Salford worker, who was struck by the excavator bucket on a digger. John Cain, 36, was working on a project to demolish the Albert Park Inn on Great Clowes Street in Salford…

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Health and Safety News - 17 September 2010

Survey finds large numbers of workers don’t wear eye protection

Research published by 3M has revealed that over a third of companies in UK have employees who don’t wear safety eyewear when required. The results showed that 38 percent of workers don’t always wear eyewear when they should. The main …

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Health and Safety News - 16 September 2010

Sepracor pleads not guilty in lab worker death

The drug manufacturer has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the 2008 death of lab technician Roland Daigle. Daigle, 46, died in hospital about 18 hours after his shift at the lab. He had been working with trimethylsilyldiazomomethane which is tox…

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Health and Safety News - 14 September 2010

Review of the Seveso II Directive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has contracted ORC International to gather information which will inform the UK's Impact Assessment on possible changes to the Seveso II Directive. HSE is extremely keen for all businesses to take part, regardless of how many…

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HSE Safety Notice

Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates

This Health and Safety Executive (HSE) safety notice has been issued to reinforce and update previous information (HSE Safety Notice FOD WSW 1-2010) to organisations and individuals involved in the design, construction, installat…

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