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28 July 2021

A BUILDINGS material manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) after repeatedly using vibrating tools above the recommended limits; and a second worker sustained electrical burns in a separate incident.

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28 July 2021

A LIGHTING manufacturer in Blackburn has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when the forklift truck he was driving struck an overhead steel beam.

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28 July 2021

THE RAPIDLY assembled Health and Safety Executive (HSE) task force to ensure effective controls when introducing new and novel sources of personal protective equipment (PPE) supply has been awarded an industry-leading accolade.

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28 July 2021

IOSH IS pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Kavanagh CMIOSH to its Board of Trustees, for a three-year term of office.

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28 July 2021

LORIEN ENGINEERING Solutions has once again achieved an internationally recognised award for demonstrating the highest health and safety standards.

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26 July 2021

A MAJOR cinema chain was fined £750,000 at Birmingham Crown Court for breaching health and safety legislation at its Star City theatre in Nechells, which led to a cinema-goer’s death.

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26 July 2021

GRANVILLE OIL & Chemical Company Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered chemical burns to both arms and one leg.

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26 July 2021

A DIRECTOR of a woodworking company has been fined for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace.

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26 July 2021

All safety gloves are tested to EN388:2016 which is an internationally recognised standard. Scores are given for resistance to Abrasion, Cut (Coup), Tear, Puncture, Cut (TDM) and Impact.

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26 July 2021

ACCORDING TO the Office of Rail and Road's annual statistical release, from 2019-2020 there were 5,099 minor workforce injuries, 130 major incidents and, tragically, three fatalities.

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21 July 2021

HSE HAS published a report detailing that agriculture has the worst rate of fatal injuries of all the major industrial sectors, around 20 times higher than the average five-year annual rate across all industries.

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21 July 2021

THE BRITISH Safety Council’s renowned Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit has been revised and updated. It now places greater emphasis on assessing how effectively an organisation manages the combined risks to workers’ health and wellbeing, as well as business resilience and recovery.

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21 July 2021

THE GOVERNMENT'S relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue.

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21 July 2021

DISPERSED WORKFORCES have been around for a long time, but now are starting to appear much more frequently. A dispersed workforce also presents challenges, and specifically the way in which companies fulfil their responsibility to protect their employees’ health and safety.

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21 July 2021

THE PORTACOUNT Respirator Fit Tester is a quantitative respirator fit tester that is able to fit test any type or brand of respirators.

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19 July 2021

THE OFFICE of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2020-21 annual assessments of rail safety in Great Britain and of Network Rail’s performance.

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19 July 2021

WESTERN BUSINESS Media is excited to announce the launch of the Protection and Asset Management Series of Digital conferences, which includes Health & Safety Matters Live on the 13 October.

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19 July 2021

A SELF-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work at a residential address in the New Forest whilst he was not competent to do so, leaving a gas boiler in an ‘at risk’ condition.

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19 July 2021

THE ROYAL College of Nursing (RCN) has written to the Prime Minister demanding support and protection for health and care staff when Covid-19 rules are loosened next week.

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19 July 2021

THE CHARTERED Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has welcomed the decision from the Welsh Government to maintain the legal requirement for mask-wearing for the foreseeable future.

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