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Plastics and Rubber eBulletin no 31

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News from HSE

Go Home Healthy

Everyone should go home healthy from work.  Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung disease. Nine million working days are lost each year because of musculoskeletal disorders. Twelve million working days were lost last year because of stress. Find out more by visiting the Go Home Healthy Webpages.

Sector plans and Health priority plans

HSE's focus over the next 3–5 years is set out in sector and cross-cutting thematic plans. These cover 19 industry sectors and 3 themes on work-related ill health.

They have benefited from the input of employers, trade unions and professional bodies, and reflect the direction we set out in Helping Great Britain work well.

To view the plans visit HSE's Website.

HSE's Manufacturing Sector Plan Launched

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

The Manufacturing Sector 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.

Known health issues across the sector include musculoskeletal disorders, work-related stress and occupational lung disease.

Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling inspections

Inspections are now taking place in the Waste and Recycling sector... did you know that it has one of the highest rates of workplace injury?

Our website is packed full of information and advice if you're working in this sector. 

To find out what you need to know, just take a look at our Waste and Recycling section on HSE's website.

Event


Work Related MSDs Summit

HSE is hosting a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Summit on 21 March 2018 at the QEII Centre in London. Tackling MSDs needs everyone to #WorkRight and share an ambition for workers to go home healthy.

More information about the event including speaker profiles, sponsorship packages and costs can be found on HSL's Events Website. Alternatively you can email MSDsummit@hsl.gsi.gov.uk


Annual Health and Safety Statistics Launched

Workplace injury and ill health cost Britain £14.9bn in 2016/17.

The annual statistics for health and safety at work in Great Britain have been released. The figures cover work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, costs to Britain and enforcement action taken.

You can view and download the statistics on HSE's Website.

 

Pre-Order Vital Statistics Poster 2017

This new poster visualises the key health and safety statistics from 2016/17 in an infographic style. 

The vital statistics poster allows health and safety professionals to easily educate their workforce about the consequences of poor health and safety.

You can pre-order your vital statistics poster on HSE's Website.


Consultations and Research Reports

Consultation on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE is now consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for thirty-one chemical substances to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

The consultation period ends on 2 February 2018 and you can fill in the questionnaire online. 

For more information on the consultation – and to view the consultative document – visit HSE's Website.

Scoping study on multi-site delivery issues for heavy goods vehicles

The purpose of this scoping study was to establish whether there were specific safety issues relating to multi-site deliveries, and how widespread these were within the UK road haulage industry. This study builds on previous work carried out on load securing of goods transported by road and data from the roadside checks indicated that, overall, the standard of load securing was much better in box-sided vehicles than in either flatbed or curtain-sided vehicles.  More information on this study can be found on HSE's Research Webpages.


Fines and Prosecutions

Company fined after worker dies in FLT accident

A Derbyshire company were fined £450,000 and ordered to pay costs of £71,778.20 after the death of a 19yr old worker when a fork lift truck (FLT) overturned and crushed him. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Suffolk company fined after bailer accident

A Suffolk based company has been fined £26,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2462.60 after an employee suffered serious injuries when his hand was got caught in a bailing machine. The worker was trying to clear a blocked baler without isolating the machine when his hand and arm got trapped. More information on the prosecution and accident can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Agency worker traps hand in machine

A West Yorkshire polythene film manufacturer was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £697 for safety breaches after an agency worker trapped his hand in a bag conversion machine. His hand was drawn into an in-running nip between two rollers breaking his finger. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

A Lancashire based coatings company has been fined £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £22,444 after a worker was crushed under machinery. The worker was cleaning the dispersion mixing machine at the company's premises in Manchester sat on one of the clamping arms when it suddenly toppled over and pinned his leg underneath the machine. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Fine for plastics and paper manufacturer

A plastic and paper manufacturing company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £1,500 after an employee suffered crush injuries from trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine while trying to clean it whilst it was running.  More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.


Other items of interest

Composite UK Action Plan and member audit tools

In 2014 Composites UK launched its 2014-17 H&S action plan to help address some of the key issues within the SIMPLC (Safety in Manufacturing of Plastics and Composites) strategy for 2014-2017. This resulted in the development (by Composites UK members) and launch of an online H&S management system and self-audit tool to help their member companies check they had the essential elements in place to operate safely. A new action plan is currently under consultation. 

Free-to-download Safety Wizard app.

RNF Digital Innovation has developed an app designed to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) meet their health and safety requirements. The free-to-download Safety Wizard app, drawn directly from the HSE Toolbox guidance offers SMEs a solution to help navigate a vast array of health and safety information.


HSE provides free guidance covering a wide range of plastics and rubber health and safety topics and issues on the website:

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

 

Please feel free to use this information and pass it on, using your own networks.

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NHS trust fined six figures following five deaths from falls

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Weekly Digest eBulletin

Headlines this week

Here is a selection of stories that have been making health and safety news over the past seven days...


View our full list of latest news stories


small busniness

Simple advice for small businesses

We're marking Small Business Saturday on 2 December, by focusing on health and safety in smaller companies.

Your small business can benefit from good health and safety practice, by taking a look at our online health and safety toolbox.


The toolbox provides helpful areas of advice, which apply to all workplaces, regardless of size. We also have a dedicated webpage offering guidance to SMEs, which you can view here.


recycling & waste inspections

Waste and recycling inspections ongoing

Inspections are taking place in the waste and recycling sector, so make sure you are compliant.

The waste and recycling sector has one of the highest rates of workplace injury, as evidenced by recent statistics.


Visit the waste and recycling section of our website, which is full of information and advice for those working in this sector. 


Training courses and events

Expand your health and safety knowledge at one of our upcoming training courses and events.

View full course details below.

To see a complete list of upcoming courses visit this page.


Latest vacancies at HSE

Join the HSE team and help keep Britain's workforce safe and healthy.

Here are some of our current vacancies. To view further details and apply, follow the relevant job title...

 A full list of current vacancies can be found here.


You can get all the latest news and updates from HSE across a range of industries and topics.

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Welding eBulletin No 24

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HSE's Welding eBulletin No 24

HSE's Welding Webpages

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

Go Home Healthy

Everyone should go home healthy from work.  Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung disease. Nine million working days are lost each year because of musculoskeletal disorders. Twelve million working days were lost last year because of stress. Find out more by visiting the Go Home Healthy Webpages.

Sector plans and Health priority plans

HSE's focus over the next 3–5 years is set out in sector and cross-cutting thematic plans. These cover 19 industry sectors and 3 themes on work-related ill health.

They have benefited from the input of employers, trade unions and professional bodies, and reflect the direction we set out in Helping Great Britain work well. To view the plans visit HSE's Website.

HSE's Manufacturing Sector Plan Launched

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

The Manufacturing Sector 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.

Known health issues across the sector include musculoskeletal disorders, work-related stress and occupational lung disease.


Events

MSD

Work Related MSDs Summit

HSE is hosting a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Summit on 21 March 2018 at the QEII Centre in London. Tackling MSDs needs everyone to #WorkRight and share an ambition for workers to go home healthy.

More information about the event including speaker profiles, sponsorship packages and costs can be found on HSL's Events Website. Alternatively you can email MSDsummit@hsl.gsi.gov.uk


Annual Health and Safety Statistics Launched

Workplace injury and ill health cost Britain £14.9bn in 2016/17.

The annual statistics for health and safety at work in Great Britain have been released. The figures cover work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, costs to Britain and enforcement action taken.

You can view and download the statistics from HSE's Website.

For health and safety statistics in the manufacturing sector in Great Britain visit HSE's Statistics Website.

Pre-Order Vital Statistics Poster 2017

This new poster visualises the key health and safety statistics from 2016/17 in an infographic style. 

The vital statistics poster allows health and safety professionals to easily educate their workforce about the consequences of poor health and safety.

Pre-order your vital statistics poster from HSE's Website.


HSE Specialist Recruitment

HSE are recruiting. We are looking for experienced engineers to come join us as Specialist Inspectors. Find out more about these challenging, yet rewarding roles by visiting HSE's Website for more details about the following roles.

 You can also find out more at HSE's Recruitment Webinars.

Electrical Engineering and Process Safety – 8th December – 12 – 1pm

Civil/Structural and Mechanical Engineering – 11th December – 12-1pm


New Regulations and Consultations

New Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 - go live on 1 January 2018

Do you work with ionising radiation? A new set of Ionising Radiation Regulations come into force on 1 January 2018. One of the changes introduced by these revised Regulations is the introduction of a risk-based approach to telling HSE of your work with ionising radiation. For more information and the reporting procedures visit HSE's Radiation Webpages.

Consultation on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE is now consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for thirty-one chemical substances to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

The consultation period ends on 2 February 2018 and you can fill in the questionnaire online. 

For more information on the consultation – and to view the consultative document – visit HSE's Website.


Recent Fines and Prosecutions

North West welding and metal fabrication firm fined

A North West welding and metal fabrication firm has appeared in court after a worker suffered life threatening injuries after falling through a fragile roof. An investigation by HSE found no precautions had been taken to prevent workers from falling through or off the edge of the roof and they were fined £40,000 and ordered to pay £5,368.23 costs. More information can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Company fined after employees foot is crushed

A welding and fabrication company in Derbyshire has been fined £4,400 and ordered to pay costs of over £860 after an employee's foot was crushed by a falling metal grid resulting in three toes being amputated. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Welder sufferes crush injuries to three fingers

An engineering company was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £884 costs after a welder suffered injuries to three fingers when they were crushed by a metal frame he was attempting to lift with colleagues. More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Company fined after worker injured during welding operation

An engineering company has been fined £390,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £24,000 after an employee was seriously injured during a welding operation. The worker was seriously injured after a 2.5 tonne steel cylinder fell from rotating machinery, crushing his leg and causing multiple fractures while he was welding the large cylinder that was being rotated on a set of floor mounted rotators. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

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Pesticides e-bulletin: CRD Event - Two Day Efficacy Workshop: The presentation and interpretation of Efficacy trials data in Biological Assessment Dossiers to support authorisations under EC 1107/2009

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Two Day Efficacy Workshop: The presentation and interpretation of Efficacy trials data in Biological Assessment Dossiers to support authorisations under EC 1107/2009

HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) is running a two day workshop which will provide an overview of the importance of efficacy trial design and trials reports, how to approach and critically assess data, and effective presentation of data in a Biological Assessment Dossier (BAD). The outcomes are also to develop an understanding of how the data support the proposed GAP and National labels for product authorisations. This largely practical workshop will use data examples to help attendees improve their BAD writing by understanding the regulatory approach, common problems, and identifying best practice. Time will be available during the workshop for some group discussion of specific applicant questions relating to their own data.      

The workshop will be held at the Chemicals Regulation Division in York on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March, 2018.  Registration will begin from 9:15 am.  The workshop will start at 9:45 am on day one and finish around 4:00 pm on day two.  The cost per delegate to attend the workshop will be £650 (plus VAT).

 

Topics of discussion

  • Worked examples and practical sessions (approximately 80% of time)
  • The importance of effective trials design and trial reports
  • Collation and critical assessment of trials data
  • Principles of data presentation in the BAD
  • Examples of effective and flawed approaches
  • Common errors and problems
  • Use of the BAD to devise and support dRRs, GAPs and National product labels
  • Group discussion of applicant questions (details of question scope and how to submit questions will be provided after course sign-up)  

Target Audience

This course is suitable for those involved in designing and conducting efficacy trials, assessing trials data, and writing efficacy BADs and draft registration reports for submission to regulatory authorities. No prior experience in this area is assumed, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced BAD writers.  The primary focus of this workshop is the use of practical realistic examples to help attendees understand how regulators review the BAD and associated dRR, and how to effectively meet regulatory requirements. However, attendees should be familiar with 1107/2009 efficacy data requirements, associated EPPO standards, and the regulatory framework, as these will not be covered in detail in this workshop.  This course may be of interest to previous attendees of the companion efficacy workshop 'Requirements and Assessment under EC 1107/2009'.

 

Registrations

Because of the nature of the event, places will be limited to a maximum of 16 people, and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.

If you wish to register for the above workshop please visit http://www.hsl.gov.uk/crd and complete an online registration form. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2018.

 

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