News

  • Worker suffers life changing condition after company ignores ozone danger

    27 November 2012

    A Kegworth soft drinks manufacturer has been fined after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas while servicing a UV light system in a plant room.
  • ACRIB releases proposed F-Gas review consultation responses

    25 November 2011

    ACRIB has released details of its recent F-Gas review consultation responses. 

  • H&S review update

    24 November 2011

    There are a number of things happening in health and safety at the moment. Here is a selection of the top issues.

  • Agency Worker Regulations a law with unintended consequences?

    18 November 2011

    Rather appropriately, given its European origins, the new law on agency workers has become a cause célèbre for unions in the UK and the bête noire of both employers' organisations and Eurosceptic politicians.

     

  • Employers should act on work-related road deaths

    18 November 2011

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to do more to reduce the number of work-related road traffic accidents, as new research has emerged on the subject.

  • Fake refrigerants becoming a 'serious problem'

    16 November 2011

    COMPANIES have been warned to only purchase refrigerants from authorised and reputable suppliers as evidence mounts that highly dangerous fake refrigerants are a far greater problem and more widespread than many realise.

  • Europe must take the lead to phase out HFCs

    03 November 2011

    The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed a move by the European Commission to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning, and urged the European Union to work towards phasing out the chemicals by 2020.

  • HSE e-Bulletin service Slips, trips and falls Update

    03 November 2011

    STEP - Slips and Trips eLearning Package
  • White paper discusses freeze-drying principles

    16 November 2010

    Virtis and FTS Systems, SP Scientific brands, have authored a reference white paper for those with an interest in the basic principles of freeze drying.
  • Deterioration and failure of cold / frozen food store ceilings

    11 November 2010

    HSE has recently completed a fatal accident investigation following the failure of the ceiling of a frozen food store. Two men fell to the floor of the store when insulation panels separated from the steelwork, which supported the ceiling. One of the men died from his injuries.
  • Refrigerant choice - HFCs v CO2

    09 November 2010

    New report reveals eco efficiency of supermarket refrigeration systems ever since the EU has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, the food industry have been under enormous pressure to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Guidelines for the safe use of hydrocarbon refrigerants

    09 November 2010

    Titled “Guidelines for the safe use of hydrocarbon refrigerants: A handbook for engineers, technicians, trainers and policy makers - For a climate friendly cooling”, the handbook has been developed by GTZ-Proklima and TÜV Süd, two organisations experienced in working with implementation of flammable refrigerants.