Health & Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive is a body set up to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and to safeguard others, principally the public, who may be exposed to risk from industry.

The HSE’s remit is to ensure that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled.


HSE issues standards for stress in the workplace

5 Nov 2004

The final version of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) standards for employers on managing stress is published this month

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HSE launches leadership guide for employers in hazardous industries

4 Nov 2004

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance to help directors and senior managers in major hazard industries...

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Health and safety workers back tougher corporate negligence laws

28 Oct 2004

The health and safety sector believes directors should be responsible for corporate negligence, according to a new report.More than nine...

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HSE warning over confined spaces

5 Oct 2004

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning to the manufacturing industry about the extreme dangers of entering confined spaces, particularly those dealing with waste and recycling

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Make it your business to make the business case

5 Oct 2004

To make occupational health really work, practitioners need to convince the board of the business case for taking health seriously. Nic Paton finds out how OH can demonstrate how it adds value to the business

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HSE offers help for homeworkers

2 Oct 2004

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a series of case studies looking at how employers can improve the health and safety of employees working from home

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Top UK companies have their say

5 Sep 2004

Leaders of the UK's top 350 companies were canvassed over the summer for their views on the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards

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Stress: a turning tide

5 Sep 2004

With all the recent surveys and stories in the press about the rising levels of stress in the workplace, it is easy to see why there is a widespread fear that it is spiralling out of control, but is this really the case? Nic Paton reports

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HSE standards will have huge impact on stress management

5 Sep 2004

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards are set to have a profound impact on how employers tackle workplace stress, OH professionals and academics have predicted.

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Good practice makes perfect

5 Sep 2004

A pilot of new HSE standards on stress shows how enlightened management approaches are key to tackling the problem. Sally O'Reilly reports

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Attacking stress from all directions

5 Sep 2004

With so many different causes of work-related stress, it is often difficult for employers to know where to start. This is where the multidisciplinary approach comes into its own. Roisin Woolnough reports

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Workplace deaths increase for second time in four years

2 Sep 2004

The number of people killed at work has increased for the second time in the past four years, rising by...

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Health & safety news in briefs

2 Sep 2004

B&Q faces 800,000 payout for death of shopperDIY retailer B&Q has been fined 550,000 and ordered to pay 250,000 costs...

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Wider remit in line for HSE

2 Sep 2004

A local authority OH department is piloting a sickness absence recording system that helps keep track of staff who come into work, only to then go off sick or go home.

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HR treads a hazardous path

8 Jun 2004

The quango responsible for health and safety has to have different preoccupations in today's workplace

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