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HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game

45% of health and safety myths were down to poor customer service - image

The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions.

The regulator launched its 40th anniversary year with a call to stop the culture of blaming anything and everything on non-…

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Top 10 bizarre health and safety 'bans'

top_ten_imageThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published this years' ten most bizarre health and safety bans or restrictions spotted in media coverage.

This is just the latest step in the HSE's efforts to 'put the record straight' about health and safety.

What has been good to see is that the media hav…

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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 - 9 August 2010

Myth: Health and safety bans bunting

The reality - There are no regulations banning people from hanging bunting at weddings and village fetes or flying flags for sporting events HSE encourages people to have a bit of common sense about their attitudes to risk, not to make everything risk-free. There…

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Health and Safety News - 8 June 2010

Massive explosion at Texas gas pipeline

A construction worker has died and several others have been injured after a punctured natural gas pipeline exploded in Texas.

Myth: Health and safety risks stop children playing 'pin the tail on the donkey'

The reality We recently read that the tr…

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Health and Safety News - 11 May 2010

Companies and director fined after worker is paralysed

Two companies and a managing director have been fined a total of £170,000 after a worker fell more than nine metres, leaving him paralysed from the chest down. Director Richard Mark Berwick was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000…

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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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