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5
Sep

Health and Safety and Young Workers

27% of workers aged between 18 and 34 have put themselves at risk by not following their companies’ safety procedures. A survey of 2,000 employees carried out by data capture app provider, WorkMobile, found that a third (33 percent) of young personnel admitted they would have no idea what to do if a hazardous situation …

5
Sep

Understanding culpability

“If you are aware of a hazard, and then have multiple incidents…” says John Southall, ex-enforcement officer turned health and safety advisor “… yet have done all the training and then still have another accident – that is the definition of high culpability”. Speaking at the Safety and Health Expo 2017, Southall said that if …

6
Jun

Stress in the Workplace

Stress is a health condition that accounted for an estimated 11.7 million lost work days in 2015/2016, reports the Health & Safety Executive. Work encroaches more than ever on home life, due in part to the impact of technology, and as a result employees are under increased levels of stress. The relationship between an employee …

21
Mar

Sign o’ the Times

144 workers were killed at work between 1st of April 2015 and the 31st of March 2016, according to a recent announcement from the HSE. As recently reported, 1.3 million people in the UK have suffered from a work-related illness, with over 620,000 work-related injuries and over 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. …

29
Jun

Firm fined as employee contracts skin disease

Hereford based, TRP Polymer Solutions has been fined £40,000 after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard how the sensitising ingredients in the rubber components caused the skin disease to occur. TRP Polymer Solutions Ltd. pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Regulations …

29
Jun

Falling stock results in fatal injury

An employee of Interfish Limited was killed after boxes of frozen fish fell on him, resulting in a £500,000 fine for the company. Helping to clear a stack of boxes from the cold store area, Tomas Suchy, 22, was hit by more falling boxes and suffered severe and fatal injuries. After an investigation into the incident …

28
Jun

A tiger cannot change his stripes

A zoo in South Cumbria has been fined £255,000 after it pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after a tiger escaped through an unlocked gate and killed an employee. The 24-year old Sarah McClay was attacked in the keeper’s corridor of the tiger enclosure in May 2013, suffering multiple injuries and was later pronounced …