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Workers killed in Britain in 2012

Graham Marshall - Friday, July 05, 2013

The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen.

Britain continues to have the lowest rate of fatal injuries to workers among the five leading industrial nations in Europe - Germany, France, Spain and Italy for the eighth year.

Data released by the UKHSE show that 148 workers were kille between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.

Across Great Britain:

+   118 fatal injuries in England were recorded;

+   22 fatal injuries in Scotland were recorded; and

+   8 fatal injuries in Wales were recorded.

The average rate of fatal injury over the last five years has been 0.6 per 100, 000 workers.

In each of the last five years, the number of fatal injuries has been:

+    2011/12 – 172 workers died;

+   2010/11 – 175 workers died;

+   2009/10 – 147 workers died;

+   2008/09 – 179 workers died; and

+   2007/08 – 233 workers died.

Workers Killed in UK in 2012

Graham Marshall - Thursday, July 04, 2013

The number of workers killed in the UK has fallen in 2012 compared to previous years.

Information released by the UK Health and Safety Executive (UK HSE) tell that 148 workers were killed between April 2012 and March 2013.

This compares with 172 in the same period the previous year.

The UK has had one of the lowest rates of fatal injuries to workers in leading industrial nations in Europe consistently for the last eight years.

But the fact that 148 British workers failed to return home to their loved ones is still a depressing statistic to us at the Risk Tool Box.

The new figures also show the rate of fatal injuries in several key industrial sectors:

+   39 construction workers were killed (1.9 deaths per 100,000 workers);

+   29 agricultural workers were killed (8.8 deaths per 100,000 workers); and

+   10 waste and recycling workers were killed (8.2 deaths per 100,000 workers).

2nd Offshore Process Safety Conference in Houston

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Six oil and gas operators and over 200 renowned industry experts  from leading firms will gather at the 2nd Offshore Process Safety Conference in Houston, 11-12 Sep 2013.

This is a major collaborative effort to enhance process safety and HSE risk management for drilling and  production operations; making this conference the largest and most important meeting places for offshore senior decision-makers in 2013.

Critical reasons to attend this year's premier process safety conference include:

+  Regulatory updates from COS and USCG about new developments in the GoM;

+  Six Operators and over 25 of the industry's leading experts will be sharing exclusive strategies for implementing successful SEMS programs and audits, along with the tools you need to build a robust safety culture;

+  Enhance Process Safety for Drilling Operations to ensure safe, reliable and compliant operations; and

+  Networking with  senior delegates form operators and contractors.

November 15th 2013 is a major deadline for operators and thousands of contractors to complete audits of their Safety and Environmental Management Systems. By attending you will receive the latest strategies for enhanced SEMS compliance, safety culture, leadership, drilling process safety and contractor management.

Limited speaking and sponsorship/exhibition opportunities are available. To register your interests please contact:

 Adam Minkley
 Project Director
 Tel: +44 (0)207 375 7239

Asset Integrity Summit Aberdeen

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Asset Integrity Summit will take place this year between 30th September and 2nd October, in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (venue TBA)

With most platforms in the North Sea nearing the end of their lifecycles, implementing a robust asset integrity programme is crucial for companies operating in the region.

With new guide lines to encourage international standardization, oil and gas operators in the North Sea are under increasing pressure to demonstrate best industry practices.

In response to these challanges, the 8th Annual Asset Integrity Management Summit Aberdeen, will be attended by senior asset managers, corrosion specialists, maintenance professionals, process safety and HSE specialists  along with asset and offshore installation managers from oil and gas operators.

Join asset integrity specialists in Aberdeen to:

+   Explore maintenance and inspection strategies;

+   Gain insight into strategies for employee competency management that can be implemented to improve the effectiveness of risk reducing programmes through training and internal communication

+   Attend the Human Factors Focus Day highlighting how to minimize human failures;
+   Check-out the case studies from leading solution and sevice providers on asset risk management;

+   Compare key corrosion solutions, treatments, and strategies that prevent hydrocarbon releases; and

+   Learn how to effectively extend the life of mature assets from leading regional case studies.

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