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Welding eBulletin No 23

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Welding eBulletin


HSE'S Welding eBulletin No 23

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This free eBulletin from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to provide you with specific updates, news and information that may be of interest to welders and the welding industry.


Welding

News from HSE

Launch of Breathe Freely for manufacturing

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has launched a major new phase of its Breathe Freely initiative to prevent occupational lung disease in the manufacturing sector, urging the industry to get on board with effective controls to protect the respiratory health of their welders. The new campaign is run in partnership with EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, HSE, TWI, TUC, JCB, Toyota and BAE Systems. For more information, free resources and to add your support to the initiative visit the Breathe Freely Webpages.

HSE's Draft Sector Plans Launched

HSE's Draft Sector Plans detail what HSE's Manufacturing Sector are doing to help Great Britain work well.

The Plan covers a diverse range of activities, from engineering, small-scale motor vehicle repair, woodworking and metal fabrication, paper and plastic manufacture, food and drink production to car manufacture, heavy engineering and shipbuilding. On average, 27 workers are killed each year in this sector, accounting for almost 20% of all workplace fatalities.

The priorities for the manufacturing sector in relation to health are to reduce the incidence of work-related ill-health conditions such as occupational lung disease; MSD's and work related stress

The plan will be formally launched at an event in September.


Lungs

Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace and this Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. You will benefit from attending if you are an employer, a health and safety professional, an occupational health advisor or a consultant. It will also be of interest to trade and sector bodies, unions and academics and professionals working on workplace lung disease. 

For more details on the Summit that is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 22nd November visit HSL's Events Page or email healthylungs@hsl.gsi.gov.uk.


Healthy

European campaign - Healthy workplaces for all ages

EU-OSHA's Healthy Workplaces Campaign is 'Healthy workplaces for all ages' focusing on the promotion of sustainable work and healthy ageing throughout your working life.

More information on how you can get involved and for practical tools and guidance visit Healthy Workplaces for All.


Fines and Prosecutions

Welder suffers life threatening injuries

A Canvey Island engineering firm has been fined £282,000 and ordered to pay £11,904 costs and a £120 victim surcharge for health and safety breaches after a welder suffered life-changing injuries. The worker was resetting a faulty crane when his left leg was crushed when he came into contact with another overhead crane to re-set the controls. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

North West welding and metal fabrication firm fined

A North West welding and metal fabrication firm has been fined  £40,000 and ordered to pay £5,368.23 costs after an employee suffered life threatening injuries after falling through a fragile roof. More information can be found on HSE's Press Release.

More information on safety when working at height can be found on HSE's Working at Height Webpages.

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Engineering eBulletin no 29

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Engineering eBulletin

News from HSE

HSE's Draft Sector Plans Launched

HSE's Draft Sector Plans detail what HSE's Manufacturing Sector are doing to help Great Britain work well.

The Plan covers a diverse range of activities, from engineering, small-scale motor vehicle repair, woodworking and metal fabrication, paper and plastic manufacture, food and drink production to car manufacture, heavy engineering and shipbuilding. On average, 27 workers are killed each year in this sector, accounting for almost 20% of all workplace fatalities.          

The priorities for the manufacturing sector in relation to health are to reduce the incidence of work-related ill-health conditions such as occupational lung disease; MSD's and work related stress.

The plan will be formally launched at an event in September.

 


Lungs

Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace and this Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us. You will benefit from attending if you are an employer, a health and safety professional, an occupational health advisor or a consultant. It will also be of interest to trade and sector bodies, unions and academics and professionals working on workplace lung disease. 

For more details on the Summit that is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 22nd November visit HSL's Events Page or email healthylungs@hsl.gsi.gov.uk.


Launch of Breathe Freely for manufacturing

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has launched a major new phase of its Breathe Freely initiative to prevent occupational lung disease in the manufacturing sector, urging the industry to get on board with effective controls to protect the respiratory health of their welders. The new campaign is run in partnership with EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, HSE, TWI, TUC, JCB, Toyota and BAE Systems. For more information, free resources and to add your support to the initiative visit the Breathe Freely Webpages.


health

European campaign - Healthy workplaces for all ages

EU-OSHA's Healthy Workplaces Campaign is 'Healthy workplaces for all ages' focusing on the promotion of sustainable work and healthy ageing throughout your working life.

More information on how you can get involved and for practical tools and guidance visit Healthy Workplaces for All.


HSE Request for Information

Do you have any information concerning consultants providing advice on local exhaust ventilation (LEV) which does not really assist duty holders?  As part of its wider work to better understand 'blue tape' (the burdens businesses impose on other businesses in the name of health and safety) HSE wants to further develop its understanding of the issues, including the costs, that poor LEV advice creates and identify the key causes.

We are particularly interested in actions you have taken against poor advice or if there are any barriers that have prevented this.  If you have any specific evidenced examples, please e mail robert.ellis@hse.gov.uk

Information supplied will be treated in strict confidence.


Fines and Prosecutions

Steel company fined £1M after explosion

A Sheffield steel company has been fined £1m after an oxygen pipe exploded in front of him.

More information on the explosion and fine can be fond on HSE's Press Release.

Steel manufacturers fined after worker's hand crushed

A Cardiff based steel manufacturing company has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £17,200.63 after a worker suffered crush injuries to his hand after  trapping it between the rotating rollers inside a machine used for straightening steel wire. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Company prosecuted after workers were severely burned by sodium hydroxide

A North East engineering company were found guilty after two of its workers were burned when they were sprayed with sodium hydroxide during chemical cleaning of a pipework system.

The case was referred to Newcastle Crown Court for sentencing and the company fined £150,000 by Newcastle Crown Court. More information can be found in HSE's Press Release.

For more information on working with, and diluting chemical concentrates visit HSE's COSHH Website.

Engineering company fined after worker suffers hand injury

A Hertfordshire engineering company has been fined £40,000 plus costs after a worker suffered a serious hand injury when hand applying emery cloth to a workpiece rotating at speed. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Engineering company fined after worker crushed

A Birmingham engineering company has been fined £24,000 and ordered to pay costs after a worker suffered life changing injuries as a result of a crush incident severing his hand and wrist. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Free guidance covering a wide range of engineering health and safety topics is available on HSE's website.

 

This bulletin provides a sample of the wide range of information that can be found under 'What's New' on HSE's website.

 

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