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Case 409 – Store stops providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles

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Store stopped providing empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles to customer for health and safety reasons.

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Case 408 – Supermarket deli refused request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage

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Supermarket deli refused customer request to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage stating that it was a ‘choking hazard’.

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Case 407 – Employer stopped providing funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite)

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Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety

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Heinz beans ‘can song’ advert banned over injury fears

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Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.

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Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth

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A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students  from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old myth:

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