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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Gi....

Added on: 22/01/2016

RR1053 – Development of an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace

The aim of the research was to look at the feasibility of developing a toolbox for the management of common health problems in the workplace. Reliable and valid evidence identifies the two most common....

Added on: 22/01/2016

Case 388 – Refuse collectors Christmas hat ban

Refuse collection workers in Colchester were banned from wearing Christmas hats or anything Christmassy on the grounds of health and safety.....

Added on: 22/01/2016

Council sentenced after legionella death at care home

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has been fined following the death of a pensioner who died from exposure to legionella. During the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution, Reading Magistrates’ C....

Added on: 22/01/2016

Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel. Basildon Crown Court today imposed a fine of £1.8....

Added on: 22/01/2016

Council sentenced after vulnerable man choked to death

A council has been prosecuted after the death of a vulnerable day visitor to one of its care centres. Shrewsbury Crown Court heard Michael Breeze, 53, choked while eating his lunch on 5 September 2012....

Added on: 15/01/2016

School in court over science experiment injury

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class....

Added on: 15/01/2016

York scientist handed MBE in New Year Honours

York scientist Paul Hamey, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list, says the accolade is as much a thank you to talented and supportive colleagues as to him. Paul is Head of the Exposure B....

Added on: 08/01/2016

Twenty one workers’ lives affected after health was carelessly ignored

A Merthyr Tydfil based manufacturer has been fined after 21 employees were left permanently injured after being diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). In 2011 Linde Heavy Truck Division Lt....

Added on: 25/12/2015

Company fined after worker seriously injured

A waste and recycling company was fined £450,000 after a stack of baled waste collapsed, seriously injuring a worker. Leicester Crown Court heard how a 41-year-old employee of Veolia ES (UK) Limited ....

Added on: 25/12/2015