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HSE plans 11,000-plus workplace inspections and investigations for 2017

The full total of 11,220 inspections proposed by the agency for 2017 also includes more than 1,400 to check compliance with chemicals regulati... (more)

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Three fined after man loses life due to fall through fragile roof

A company, its director, and a self-employed contractor have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after Terry Lewis (a 65 year ol... (more)


Four receive suspended jail sentences for health and safety failings

The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety faili... (more)


Metal company fined after worker loses foot

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot. Luton Magist... (more)


Employee dies after collapse of waste material covers him

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him. Maidstone Crown Court ... (more)


Health and safety statistics

Figures for Great Britain (2015/16) 3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbes... (more)


In a street near you

HSE construction inspectors are carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway. This year the I... (more)


Environmental services firm fined for safety failings

A Lancashire based environmental services company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was crushed by machinery. Pr... (more)


Five year IOSH study is published this week

IOSH's  five-year research programme, Health and Safety in a Changing World, set out to explore the landscape of occupational safety and health and ... (more)

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Two scaffolders receive suspended prison sentence following workers death

Two scaffolders from St Austell, Cornwall have received suspended prison sentences following a death of a worker who fell 7m to his death. Roger St... (more)