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Category: Older workers

EU-OSHA campaign 2016-17 – Healthy workplaces for all ages

Friday, April 15, 2016

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health has launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life. The campaign focus is on the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce. Find out how you can get involved.

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Employer sentenced after elderly worker crushed to death

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Kilmarnock employer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him.

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Chemical company fined after worker injured by fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Dumfries company has been fined for safety failings after a 70 year-old worker fell more than four metres from a ladder at the firm’s animal-rendering plant in Motherwell.

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Guarding failures left pensioner with life-threatening injuries at wood yard

Monday, February 11, 2013

A 73-year-old worker at a Norfolk wood yard was left with life-threatening and life-changing injuries that could have been prevented had the log splitter he was using been better configured and guarded, a court has heard.

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RR946 – Age related changes and safety critical work: Identification of tools and a review of the literature

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The removal of a compulsory retirement age may have implications for health and safety at work, and as such is a cross-cutting issue for HSE. This piece of work has aimed to assess existing evidence on age related changes in performance and safety critical work, identify tools that assist dutyholders to assess human function and […]

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