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IOSH study identifies safety management challenges of using contractors
 Cranfield, England — Understanding how safety can be managed effectively and enhanced via business relationships is key when outsourcing work among various industries and job sectors, concludes a recent study funded and published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and...
HSE SETS OUT PPE PLAN
 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has assembled a team of specialists to assist the government’s national effort to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.Supporting the government’s PPE Plan, the UK...
PASSERBY SHOPPED WINDOW CLEANERS' UNSAFE WORK
 A window cleaner has been ordered to pay £20,000 for unsafe work at height after a member of the public photographed his team balancing on a 45cm ledge with no safety protection.Men employed by Henry Robertson Ronald Brown, trading as Ronnie Brown Window Cleaning, were cleaning...
POOR MANAGEMENT OF ROOF WORK LANDS £80,000 FINE
 A haulage specialist has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to provide fall protection for workers replacing the roof of its premises.On 29 May 2019, HSE inspectors visited a warehouse in Blackburn and observed two workers on the roof without any...
NZ WORKER CRUSHED BY SIX-TONNE TRUCK
 A mechanical firm has been ordered to pay $20,000 after an untrained employee was seriously injured when he was crushed by the six tonne truck he was working beneath. The young worker was only on his second day on the job at the workshop in Cambridge, in the north of New...
SERIOUS BURNS COST YOGHURT MANUFACTURER £600,000 FOR FAILING TO TRAIN STAFF USING ACID
 A yogurt manufacturing company has been prosecuted after engineers suffered serious injuries following the release of an acidic cleaning solution.On 1 January 2016 the pair were replacing a faulty valve on a cleaning in place (CIP) system at T M Telford Dairy's site...
LACK OF EMERGENCY STOP LEADS TO £300,000 FINE OVER SEVERED THUMB
 A halal chicken specialist has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a poultry processing machine severed a worker's thumb.On 24 April 2017, the agency worker was rehanging chickens on a hook coming from an overhead conveyor at Chesterfield Poultry's...
FIREFIGHTER STUDY LINKS BACK PAIN TO INSOMNIA
 Lower back pain exacerbated by challenging working conditions could be a significant cause of insomnia among firefighters, new research suggests.The study, by researchers at Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published by IOSH's journal Policy and Practice in Health...
HOTEL MANAGEMENT REPEATEDLY IGNORED IMPROVEMENT NOTICES
 The operator of a hotel in Lincolnshire has been ordered to pay more than £250,000 in fines and prosecution costs after it failed to comply with a string of Improvement Notices.South Kesteven District Council visited Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham, in May 2017 for a routine food...
Tesco lands huge fine over slippery floor
Supermarket giant Tesco has been handed a £700,000 fine after a 91-year-old pensioner slipped at its Hemel Hempstead store and broke his hip.   On 6 August 2015 Dennis Satchell was pushing his trolley in a meat and dairy produce aisle at the Tesco Extra store in Jarman Way. He...

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