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Coronavirus: Safety watchdogs deal with hundreds of workplace complaints
 Workplace safety watchdogs are dealing with hundreds of coronavirus-related complaints from Scotland. The Health and Safety Executive said it had been contacted 390 times with concerns about Scottish workplaces since early March. That's about 8% of the 4,813 cases raised...
Drinking alcohol won’t protect you against COVID-19, experts say
 Bethesda, MD — Although alcohol is a key ingredient in hand sanitizers that can help kill the coronavirus, alcoholic drinks don’t have the same effect and may actually hinder your immune system’s response to COVID-19, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is...
Drinking alcohol won’t protect you against COVID-19, experts say
 Bethesda, MD — Although alcohol is a key ingredient in hand sanitizers that can help kill the coronavirus, alcoholic drinks don’t have the same effect and may actually hinder your immune system’s response to COVID-19, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is...
Guiding safety – How are sentencing guidelines determined?
 Talking about the ‘Definitive Guideline for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences’ (better known as the Sentencing Guideline) in the context of informing boards or executives of their safety obligations is no longer ‘new’ news. Most...
How the construction industry is recognising and tackling fatigue
 Marcus de Guingand from Third Pillar of Health, looks at managing fatigue in the workplace. He explores some of the common findings in respect of fatigue in construction, delves into some of the consequences and looks at how you can help reduce this hidden problem.For a while now,...
Post lockdown reoccupation of properties
 Water Hygiene Centre provides some pointers for consideration for when the end of the lockdown is announced and properties that are currently “mothballed” will be brought back into use and reoccupied.Recently, Water Hygiene Centre published its advice, ‘Water management considerations...
EXHAUSTED WELDERS KILLED IN VAN CRASH LAND EMPLOYER IN COURT
 The crash scene on the A1 near Newark. – Image credit: ORRA contractor has been ordered to pay £750,000 in fines and costs for failing to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely after they were killed in a crash on the A1 near...
EXHAUSTED WELDERS KILLED IN VAN CRASH LAND EMPLOYER IN COURT
 The crash scene on the A1 near Newark. – Image credit: ORRA contractor has been ordered to pay £750,000 in fines and costs for failing to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely after they were killed in a crash on the A1 near...
HSE ISSUES SAFETY ALERT
 The UK safety regulator has issued a warning for those carrying out or responsible for work on vehicles with air suspension systems.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently investigated several serious incidents involving air suspension systems on vehicles. The two main causes...
Watford binman death: Jury discharged in health and safety trial
 The jury has been discharged in the trial of a refuse company charged after the death of a binman who was dragged under a lorry.Peter Coleman, 54, from Dunstable, was working alone at the Woodside Leisure Park in Watford in October 2014 when he became trapped under the rear axle.His...

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