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Nuneaton company in court after worker pulled into unguarded machine

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Nuneaton company has been fined after an employee broke his neck when he was drawn into an unguarded machine.

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Court for Essex firm

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

An Essex firm has been fined for neglecting chemical safety after a fire involving a brazier and a drum of thinners led to safety breaches being uncovered at its Rainham site.

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Tata sentenced over workers’ burns in molten metal fire

Monday, February 16, 2015

Global steel giant Tata has been prosecuted after three employees suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal spilled onto the factory floor and ignited. 

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IOHA – 10th International Scientific Conference: London, 25-30 April 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

The IOHA London 2015 conference will be centred around and include sessions on occupational hygiene, exposure science, product stewardship, occupational toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine and health, ergonomics, risk management and behavioural science.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

A leading engineering company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from scaffolding and suffered serious injuries.

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Lake District council prosecuted over bin lorry deaths

Friday, February 13, 2015

A council in the Lake District has been fined £120,000 after two women were killed by reversing rubbish trucks within a year of each other.

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Pontypridd printing firm fined for safety failings

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Pontypridd printing company has been prosecuted after an employee’s hand was caught in machinery.

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Building firm sentenced after worker’s friend suffers devastating injuries

Friday, February 13, 2015

An Oldham building firm has been fined after a friend of a worker sustained life-changing injuries when he fell from the second floor of a partially built house.

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Flight simulator firm in court over unsafe machines

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Manchester firm which manufactures flight simulator equipment for the aviation industry has been fined for using unsafe machinery.

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RR1042 – Exposure to carcinogens in surface engineering: Supplementary report

Friday, February 13, 2015

This report examines the efficacy of gloves, the use of surfactants and local exhaust ventilation in chromium plating, and the potential for transfer of contaminants outside the workplace.

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Insulation firm fined £500,000 over pensioner’s carbon monoxide death

Friday, February 13, 2015

A pensioner from Middleton died from carbon monoxide poisoning just hours after the flue on her gas boiler was blocked with cavity wall insulation, a court has heard.

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Quarry operator sentenced after worker died in dumper truck fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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Farm director gets fine after dangerous work at height

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

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Steel company in court after worker pulled into rotating rollers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Black Country steel processing company has been fined after an employee suffered a catalogue of injuries when he was pulled into a set of rotating rollers.

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Contractor fined for workman’s death on sewerage pipe scheme

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A company has been fined after a workman was killed by a piece of flying timber which struck him on the head while laying sewerage pipes in Swindon.

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RR1031 – An exploration of the current effectiveness of worker engagement practices in the quarry industry

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This research was commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to explore the current effectiveness of workforce engagement within the quarry industry, to help inform future HSE and the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) actions.

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WIS40 – Four-sided moulding machines: Safe working practice (revised)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This information sheet gives practical guidance for employers on guarding and safe working practices for both new and older models of four-sided moulding machines. This revision also includes more detailed information on safe setting and adjustment.

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Unsafe roof work leads to court

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A West Midlands engineering firm and a Shropshire roofer have been prosecuted after a member of the public spotted men working unsafely at height.

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Firms sentenced after airport worker breaks leg

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two firms have been prosecuted after a worker suffered a broken leg when he deliberately steered his ride-on cleaning machine into a balustrade when the brakes failed in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in Stansted airport.

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Development failings land multiple defendants in court

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Five separate parties have been sentenced for allowing unsafe work practices and poor welfare standards at a construction site in Upper Norwood.

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