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Poor management control puts workers at risk
 A Blackburn logistics company has been fined after failing to provide fall protection for workers replacing the roof of its premises.Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 29 May 2019, Health and Safety Executive inspectors visited a warehouse in Blackburn and observed two workers on...
Fall from height risk not identified
 A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof.The self-employed roofer was carrying out work for Phoenix Roofing and Cladding Limited on 1 September 2016, placing new roof panels and other materials on a...
The hidden threats of HAVS
 There are two million workers at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in the UK, and currently 300 thousand people suffering advanced stages.Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is caused by an over exposure to vibrations when, for example, using handheld power tools....
Engineering company fined for exposing workers to the risk of dermatitis
 An engineering company has been fined for failing to control the risk of its employees developing dermatitis following exposure to metalworking fluid.West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court heard that, between October 2017 and January 2019, employees of Lymington Precision Engineers Co Limited...
Road safety company warns drivers about being fatigue
 GEM Motoring Assist, a road safety and breakdown recovery organisation, has warned fleets and their drivers to pay more attention to the risk of fatigue and tiredness while driving.It says that it is more dangerous among those who drive as their job, because they are likely to be at the...
N-methylpyrrolidone poses ‘unreasonable risk’ to workers in certain operations: EPA draft risk evalu
 Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has extended to Jan. 21 the comment period on a draft risk evaluation for the chemical substance N-methylpyrrolidone, also known as NMP.The chemical presents an unreasonable risk to workers under certain conditions, according...
Safety Critical Alarms preventing tank farm explosions.
 Alarming Your Tank FarmWhy safety-critical alarms can prevent another tank farm explosion. By Gary Bradshaw at https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2019/11/18/Alarming-Your-Tank-Farm.aspx?m=1&Page=4 Nov 18, 2019Twenty-five years on from a major explosion at an oil refinery, what can we...
HSE guidance on controlling welding risks
Guidance from the HSE. www.hse.gov.ukUK Safety Professionals and Managers can sign up to their regular updates & check back with the site for frequent CPD essential reminders.To view the associated videos please go to the original site at...
BSI publishes revised risk assessment standard - BS EN IEC 31010:2019
BSI publishes revised risk assessment standard - BS EN IEC 31010:2019 20 September 2019 09:08 from:https://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/new-products-and-services/4441-bsi-publishes-revised-risk-assessment-standard-bs-en-iec-31010-2019 BSI has announced the release of BS EN...
Plan to regulate construction professionals to reduce building failures post-Grenfell
 The government’s forthcoming building safety regulator will hold a register of individuals and firms deemed qualified to act as “principal designers”, “principal contractors” and “building safety co-ordinators”, as part of a far-reaching post-Grenfell plan to reduce the risk...

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