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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 to the risk when a test vial smashed in a laboratory. The incident occurred in January 2011 and the Health and Safety Executive investigated to… Read the Full Post

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Coronation Street

A story line in Coronation Street has been praised thanks to their efforts in raising the awareness of the Gas Safety Register. The storyline was created with the help of the Gas Safety Register and was designed to help to show the risks of unqualified people from working on gas installations and appliances. It is… Read the Full Post

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Company Director and Two Firms Prosecuted after Death of Worker

Working at Height A father of five was tragically killed in an incident at work in October 2009. Kevin Jackson fell eight metres to the floor after he fell through a roof light while cleaning guttering.  As a result of the following HSE investigation two firms and a company director were charged and ordered to… Read the Full Post

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Sentence for Two Companies Responsible for the Death of Scaffolding Worker

Two firms have been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court after a worker was killed when he fell from a height while working on a building site. Carillion Construction, a major construction company and Febrey, a concrete structure firm were both prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Contractor Died after Scaffolding fall Febrey had contracted… Read the Full Post

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

One of the main reasons that carbon monoxide is such a threat is the fact that it is hard to detect. It has no colour, no odour and is poisonous. The gas is produced by the incomplete burning of fuels that are carbon based such as gas, oil, coal and wood.  These fuels are generally… Read the Full Post

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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 Krystian Pieton met his death after he suffered an electric shock that was caused when a metal hydraulic lift trailer that he was pulling came… Read the Full Post

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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 the proposed changes employees that are injured at work will now have to work harder to prove the employer is to blame for the accident.… Read the Full Post

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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 tank that contained caustic soda. While cleaning some of the sodium hydroxide crystals were flicked into his face causing burns to his eye lid and… Read the Full Post

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Factory and safety consultant slapped with a fine for machine guarding failures

A Health and safety consultant working for a company based in Hampshire and his company have been prosecuted after fingers of two workers were severed inside a machine in separate incidents. Both incidents occurred in Fareham, Hampshire inside the factory of Porvair Filtration Group Limited. Last year on 12th April, a worker operating a guillotine… Read the Full Post

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Concerns Raised Over Lack of Health and Safety Inspectors in the HSE

The Mirror released an article on 2nd October, 2012 asking the question ‘Will work be the Death of You? According to the report workers have been put at increased risk because there have been savage cuts within the Health and Safety Executive. The Prospect Trade Union said that there are not only three occupational physicians… Read the Full Post

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