HSE

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    Tough love speaks truth to power

    A UK-wide network of campaigners with a long history of calling out injustice at work, Hazards has stood almost alone during the pandemic in how they take on anyone they see as failing to uphold the safety of working people.

    By Matthew Holder on 07 October 2020

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    Martin Temple interview

    Iris Cepero interviews Martin Temple, the new chair of the Health and Safety Executive.

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 December 2016

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    Judith Hackitt interview

    Iris Cepero interviews Dame Judith Hackitt, outgoing chair of the Health and Safety Executive.

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 May 2016

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    Vital role of safety reps

    Earlier this month, the annual report on workplace fatal injuries was released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

    By Shelly Asquith, TUC on 12 August 2020

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    HSE faces questions on its role in the coronavirus pandemic

    HSE has received reports of over 56 deaths to workers resulting from suspected covid-19 but has taken no enforcement action and no action to shut down any workplaces, a select committee heard yesterday.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 May 2020

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    HSE challenged over work-related stress plans by MPs

    HSE has not ruled out inspecting for work-related stress but admitted it will be a “challenge going forward” as inspectors would have to use different techniques to those used in inspecting for safety.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 March 2020

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    Prosecution for work-related stress "just matter of time", law event hears

    HSE could be building up to take legal action against an organisation for failing to manage work-related stress, according to a UK government advisor on mental ill-health.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 January 2020

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    Prosecutions for safety breaches reach record low

    Prosecutions for health and safety breaches have reached a record low, HSE has revealed prompting warnings that bosses are prepared to flout safety laws because they no longer fear consequences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 November 2019

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    HSE announces it will inspect stress “if criteria are met”

    HSE has issued new criteria for investigating cases of work-related stress, saying that it will investigate if it receives evidence that a “number of staff are experiencing work-related stress or stress-related ill health (i.e. that it is not an individual case)”.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 October 2019

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    Safety and environmental law enforcers ‘hamstrung' by ten years of cuts

    Funding and capability of the UK’s leading enforcement agencies, from the Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to Forestry Commission has dropped, on average, by 50 per cent in the past ten years.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 September 2019