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Exposure to TB Leads to Fines for Trust

An NHS Trust has been fined after several employees were exposed to a strain of TB that is potentially deadly. The staff at Royale Brompton and Harefield Trust were exposed…

Keeping Reports and Records Under RIDDOR

RIDDOR EXPLAINED There is a law that demands employers and those with responsibilities within a work place must keep records and reports for: Fatalities that are work related Serious injuries…

Working with Asbestos – Get Asbestos Training

Before undertaking any work in a building you should ask the boss of the job whether an an asbestos survey has been carried out and is Asbestos present. If working…

Opposition warns that health and safety duties could be set back by the removal of strict liability

The Bill for Enterprise and Regulatory Reforms which includes a proposed amendment to civil liability laws concerning health and safety duties is currently being tabled in Parliament. The House of…

Deepwater Horizon: Two BP employees charged with manslaughter

The Department of Justice in the US has filed the largest criminal fine in the history of the US against BP over the disaster of Deepwater Horizon in April 2010….

Construction firm in the dock following a forklift incident

A forklift driver suffered severe injuries after one of his hands became trapped while he was transporting a load which was not adequately supported on his vehicle. The incident took…

Tyre factory worker badly injured in unguarded conveyor

A Northern Ireland company dealing with tyre recycling failed to put in place vital safety measures to protect employees using a conveyor. The occurrence took place on 22nd July 2011…

Maintenance worker was exposed to poisonous gas at soft-drinks plant

A contractor, while doing servicing to equipment at a factory that manufactures soft-drinks internationally, was exposed to a deadly gas-ozone gas. Loughborough Magistrates’ Court heard that Cott Beverages Ltd contracted…

The HSE Want Your Opinion on Proposed Changes to the First Aid Regulations

The Health and Safety Executive are asking for views on the proposed changes to first aid training that is offered in the UK. The Consultative Document wants to see how…

A Garden centre is charged with corporate manslaughter

Norfolk garden nursery has been charged with corporate manslaughter by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to an employee who died two years ago. On 15th July 2010 Mr. Grzegorz…

Health and Safety Rights for Workers Being Reduced Under New Proposals

The rights workers have regarding their personal health and safety at work are due to be scaled down according to a report in The Independent on 3rd November 2012. Under…

Caustic Soda Burn Results in Fine for Aerospace Firm

An Essex worker was injured while working at an aerospace company in November 2011. The 39 year old man, who has asked not to be named, was cleaning out a…

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