HSE's Statistics Branch have been made aware of fatal incidents that have been investigated by local authorities, where updated details have not been notified to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) after investigation. (For example incidents reported initially by the Emergency Services when full details were not available at the time). All of the published accident figures, including fatalities, are produced using this information so it is important that ICC hold a complete data set.
Can you please check, were you are aware of such a fatality, that it has been notified to the ICC. This is particularly important for fatal accidents to the self-employed.
Following any investigation, if there are incorrect details on the RIDDOR forms, e.g. severity, reportability etc. please inform the ICC of any amendments.
Incident Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Park
Tel 0845 300 99 23
Local Authorities in Surrey are taking the lead for the South East region on a ground breaking project, working closely with the Central Office of Information (COI) and the HSE to bring together and share the best ideas in local authority business.
EHO comments on the project are important. Please take the time to submit your feedback by 21 November 2008.
For more information contact:
Paul Mayes, COI
Tel: 020 7921 2738
The NHS has produced new guidelines regarding natural rubber latex (www.nhsplus.nhs.uk/cms/ArticleFiles/478/Files/Latex_allergy_guidelines.pdf).
Following publication of these guidelines, HSE is reviewing its policy on controlling exposure to natural rubber latex proteins. Before the policy is finalised, we would welcome comments from Local Authority Environmental Health Officers. It would be most helpful if you could let us have your comments by 28 November 2008.