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dinsdag 21 maart 2017

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Plastic and Rubber eBulletin No 30

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News from HSE

Manufacturing Sector Plan for 2017-2018 - your comments requested

We are actively seeking feedback from manufacturing industry stakeholders and other industry stakeholders on HSE's draft  Manufacturing Sector Plan.

If you wish to comment on the draft visit HSE's Strategies and Plans Webpages.

There are also plans to hold a series of regional roadshows in 2017 and HSE's website will be updated regularly with further details.

Launch of Health and Work strategy

The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP has pledged her support for a new strategy for health in Britain's workplaces. The announcement was supported by HSE Chair, Martin Temple and it illustrates HSE's contribution to wider government initiatives on work and health.

The HSE's Health and Work strategy informs of priorities which focus on work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease.

Become a member of the Helping Great Britain work well LinkedIn discussion group and network. You can comment on our strategies and plans, share ideas and tell us what you are doing to help improve Britain's record on work-related health. Follow the conversation on social media: #HelpGBWorkWell

Events and Campaigns

British Plastics Federation (BPF) Health and Safety Seminar - 28th March in Northampton

The BPF's 2017 Health and Safety seminar will explore what the future of health and safety looks like and what the impact of Brexit will be. The event will also include detailed presentations on manual handling, occupational health and maintenance access.

The seminar is aimed at senior and middle managers from companies in the plastics industry who are responsible for health and safety within their organisation.

More information and to book a place can be found on BPF's Website.

Clean Air – Take Care

Clean Air? - Take Care! is a new joint initiative between the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) aimed at reducing occupational respiratory disease. The initiative is centred on a range of national activities and educational seminars designed to raise awareness among RPE users, employers, fit testers and advisors on the correct selection, deployment, use, maintenance and storage of RPE. More information including campaign videos, posters and campaign documents visit British Safety Industry Federation's Webpages.

Health Risks at Work – do you know yours?

The Health Risks at Work initiative provides simple, concise information to help small businesses manage five key health at work risk areas:

  • Breathing
  • Skin
  • Muscles, bones and joints
  • Hearing and touch
  • Wellbeing

For more information on the Campaign visit Safety Groups UK

Find your local Safety group by visiting Local Safety Groups

Fines & Prosecutions

Environmental services firm fined for safety failings

A Lancashire based environmental services company has been fined £30,000 with £4,500 costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was crushed by machinery on a waste line. He was cleaning out waste plastic material from a conveyor belt when the machinery was started and his arm was drawn in between the rollers and the belt.  HSE's investigation found there was no suitable isolation process or guarding in place, and no safe system of work for cleaning the rollers. More information is on HSE's Press Release.


For additional information visit Guarding and Health & Safety Management.

Window installation company in court after accident

A Southampton window installation company has been fined £10,000 and £6,250 costs after a worker suffered fatal head injuries following a fall from a ladder. The employee was working from an unsecured ladder when it slipped sideways and he fell to the ground, he died in hospital from his injuries. More information can be found on HSE's Press Release.


For more infor,ation on using ladders safely visit HSE's Working at Height Webpages.

Polythene film manufacturer fined after accident

A polythene film manufacturer has been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £697 for safety breaches after an agency worker trapped his hand in machinery.  More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

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.


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