North West Construction Safety Group
08 May 2020

NWCSG Enters Virtual World!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NWCSG held its annual general meeting this week, using the ZOOM virtual conferencing portal.

Over sixty participants attended the session and got the benefit of two excellent talks during what is our most popular annual event.

Madeleine Abas, specialist H&S Solicitor of OAH Law, provided the group with her annual legal update and Phil Strickland, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction), briefed the group on the HSE’s plan of work, recent prosecution case history and what is expected from the construction industry in terms of COVID-19. The event was recorded, so members that weren’t able to make the ‘live’ session can log in and view it again here.

Feedback from the session was very positive, and so plans are already afoot to host our next meeting in the same way. This will take place on 02 June at 14:00 and will feature talks by James Gorry – H&S keynote speaker and Professor Tim Marsh – behavioural safety expert and published author

Pre-registration is required and members wishing to attend can register here.

21 Jul 2017

EARLY BIRD OFFER – Workplace Healthy Lungs Summit 2017 – Ends 1 Sept 2017

Lung disease remains a serious problem in the workplace. This Summit will describe what HSE is doing about it, what you can do about it, and what science and evidence can tell us.

Early Bird registration up until 1st September 2017 is £350. Standard registration from 2nd September is £425.

21 Jul 2017

HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester – 13-14 Sept 2017,

In this master class we aim to outline concepts and principles based on engineering and project management good practice. In addition to the subject matter experts from HSE and The University of Manchester, there will be other high profile speakers: Taf Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity Partnership; and David Warriner – Head of Primary Components Operations Improvement Programme, Rolls-Royce.

18 Jul 2017

IOSH National Safety and Health Conference – 14 Sept 2017, Nottingham

Enhance your knowledge and debate current issues with a panel of inspiring speakers who will look at occupational health challenges.

It is aimed specifically at those who work in the public, health and social care, education, environmental and waste management sectors.

Keynote speakers include HSE’s Peter Brown, Head of HSE Health and Work Programme.

17 Jul 2017

RR1113 – Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents

Following the Buncefield explosion, a large body of published research has improved scientific understanding of the release event, the flammable cloud formation and the explosion. This report describes work done by HSE with US safety regulators to consolidate previous research and to incorporate recently published analysis into a single, systematic review of historical incidents.

17 Jul 2017

RR1112 – Summary of evidence – solvent-based hydrophobic coatings and risks for acute respiratory toxicity

Water repellent coatings are increasingly used by different  industries to reduce water and dirt sticking to surfaces. The coatings can be applied by processes that minimise the risk that operators inhale the product but there is evidence that some products are applied by spraying, creating an inhalable mist.

This review examined evidence about these coatings and whether lung disease occurs when applied by spraying. Scientific studies on the hazardous properties of these products, and clinical studies reporting lung disease in people using them, were considered.

PLEASE NOTE !

Covid19 – Our awards event scheduled for tonight WILL go ahead as planned!!

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