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HSE warns waste and recycling industry over death toll

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning to the waste and recycling industry to renew efforts to improve worker safety, following a spate of deaths over the summer.

Nine lives were lost in separate incidents in just 12 weeks between June 2012 and September 2012. Half of the deaths occurred in skip hire and waste transfer premises.

Heather Bryant, HSE’s Operations Director and lead for HSE’s waste and recycling strategy, said:

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New asbestos regulations: Legal points to remember

This article was originally published on www.building.co.uk  

Protecting workers from the effects of asbestos has been a priority of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for several years, so it is surprising to find that the Asbestos Regulations 2006 apparently did not fully implement the EU directive on asbestos.

While there could be some debate on whether the 2006 Regulations were compliant, HSE has now introduced some changes to the Regulations to meet the requirements of the European Commission, and these took effect on 6 April 2012. The changes in these latest Regulations affect work at the lower levels of risk. More…

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