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MVR eBulletin No 4

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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.



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.


Consultation

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.


Other items of interest

Launch of Breathe Freely for manufacturing

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has officially 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, to be run in partnership with EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, HSE, TWI, TUC, JCB, Toyota and BAE Systems, will operate concurrently with the Society's original Breathe Freely  initiative for the construction industry, which will continue apace. For more information, free resources and to add your support to the initiative visit the Breathe Freely Webpages.

Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) create new eBulletin

HSL have created a monthly eBulletin to inform you of their work in the areas of exposure assessment and control. Visit HSL's Subscriber Page to sign up.


Recent Fines & Prosecutions

Car bodywork repair specialists fined after fire kills employee

An employee of a car bodywork repair specialist suffered series burns after a pressure washer ignited a highly flammable vapour. The worker later died in hospital as a result of his injuries. The company were fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £12,500 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. More information on the incident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Car repair company and Director fined

A Rochdale based car repair company and director have been fined and ordered to pay over £1500 costs after failing to comply with Improvement Notices issued by HSE.  More information on the prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

More information on first aid at work 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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Engineering eBulletin No 31

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Engineering eBulletin

News from HSE

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.

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.


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.


Recruitment

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


Accidents and Prosecutions

Aerospace manufacturer fined after worker traps leg

A supplier to the aerospace trade from Durham has been fined £800,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £5,000 when an employee suffered serious leg injuries after falling into the path of an advancing work platform that trapped his leg and dragged him along the floor for the length of the machine's cycle. More information on the accident and prosecution 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, crushed his leg and caused multiple fractures. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

Engineering firm sentenced for legionella risk

An engineering firm has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of  over £5,000 after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising from the use of a tunnel wash associated with a powder coating process.  More information on the prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

HSE's Legionella and Legionnaires Disease Webpages provide practical advice and guidance to control the risks from exposure to Legionella in man-made water systems.

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.

 

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

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