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2017 health and safety statistics released

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Weekly digest eBulletin

Annual health and safety statistics released

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 at our website here.


    Pre-order your vital statistics 2017 poster

    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 here. 

    Latest News

    Here is a selection of stories that have been making health and safety headlines this week...

    View our full list of news stories

    Protect new starters

    New employees are most at risk of having a workplace accident.


    Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as during the whole of the rest of their working life.


    Our guide to protecting new starters, with six steps to protect them, can be viewed here.

    Upcoming training courses

    There's plenty of opportunities to expand your health and safety knowledge in the coming weeks...

    View a full list of upcoming events and training courses by following this link

    Current Vacancies

    Listed below are some new vacancies here at HSE. To view further details and apply, follow the job title below.

    View our full list of our job opportunities here 

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    Corporate Manslaughter prosecution of Waste company, following fatal machinery incident

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    Waste and Recycling eBulletin

    November 2017


    Corporate Manslaughter prosecution of waste company following fatal machinery incident

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    A 29-year-old employee, suffered fatal injuries at the company in Sparkhill on 22 January 2015 as he was working on a trommel, and became entangled within it. He sadly died of crush injuries to his head and upper chest. The trommel was described as being in a dilapidated, ramshackle and lethal state with unguarded moving parts and no emergency stops.

    Master Construction (Skips) Limited, now in liquidation, accepted a charge of Corporate Manslaughter and was fined £255,000.

    A director of the waste recycling company who was responsible for Health and Safety on the site has been given a 12 month custodial sentence which was suspended for two years for breaching S37 of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. He was also ordered to undertake 300 hours of unpaid work and is suspended from holding a Directorship in a company for 8 years prison sentence. He failed to provide employees with safe equipment and a safe system of work. 

    This tragic death could have been avoided if basic safeguards had been put in place on the machinery.

    The waste industry is a known high risk industry and for this reason HSE is currently targeting the sector with an inspection initiative that will look at certain activities, especially machinery guarding to ensure effective management and control of risk.





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    Textiles eBulletin No 27

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    HSE's Textiles eBulletin No 27

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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.

    Future Events


    Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit - still a few places available

    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.

    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

    Recent fines and prosecutions

    Clothing and textile recycling company fined

    A clothing and textile recycling company has been £650,000 and ordered to pay full costs of over £3,000 after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing delivery vehicle driven by a visiting driver. The driver was reversing from the weighbridge towards the rear yard to deliver goods when the accident happened.  More information on the accident and fine can be found on HSE's Press Release.

    Devon textiles firm fined

    A Devonshire based textile company has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £2,800 after a 21-year old employee suffered life changing hand injuries after his hand was drawn into rotating rollers. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.

    Soft toy filling manufacturer fined

    A soft toy filling company has been fined £35,000 with over £2,400 costs for safety breaches after a worker lost his left hand as a consequence of being drawn into an unguarded carding machine whilst attempting to clear a blockage. More information on the accident and prosecution can be found on HSE's Press Release.



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