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    Data project opens up new ways to prevent accidents

    HSE is exploring how AI and data can help employers understand more about how accidents happen and how to prevent them through thousands of stories and reports it stores.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 March 2023

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    Didcot investigation into four workers’ deaths still unresolved

    On 23 February it will be the sixth anniversary of the Didcot disaster which claimed the lives of four demolition workers. But police say it’s still not possible to say when the investigation will be completed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 February 2022

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    HSE Chief Executive Sarah Albon looks back on 2020: interview

    HSE's chief executive Sarah Albon speaks to Safety Management about helping the country get through Covid, and other challenges.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 January 2021

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    Injury prevention must be a public health priority

    It’s Zahra’s first day back at work, as her office reopens after several months. Before this year, she wouldn’t have said her job at an IT services company was a dangerous one – bar the odd stray cable on the floor.

    By Lesley Rankin on 20 October 2020

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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 on 08 October 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 on 12 December 2019

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    Power and risk

    The recent story of diminishing public investment in HSE and local authority enforcement has sometimes been justified as a necessary focus on the higher hazards against everyday risks.

    By Mike Robinson FCA on 17 October 2019

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    HSE flags fall in convictions for safety breaches as concern

    The number of convictions for health and safety breaches has plummeted in the past four-year period, latest figures show.

    By on 12 August 2019

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    HSE increases Fee For Intervention (FFI) charges by almost 20 per cent

    HSE has hiked up its Fee for Intervention (FFI) costs, meaning businesses that break health and safety laws will now be charged £154 per hour for inspectors to investigate failures.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 May 2019

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    University to further research into MSDs in construction

    Construction sites across Great Britain are being targeted as part of a health inspection initiative aimed at reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 March 2019