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Child safety report cards published

Published on 9/07/2012

Both England and Scotland are demonstrating positive performances on child safety but, according to European report cards, there remains room for improvement on some aspects of accident prevention among children and young people.

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Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks course

Published on 6/07/2012

The Health and Safety Laboratory is hosting a one day course on Upper Limb Disorders Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks next week, on the 11th of July.

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Swindon firm fined after employee received electric shock

Published on 5/07/2012

Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined £12,000 after an agency worker received an electric shock securing fencing at a play area.

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Construction companies fined over fatal fall

Published on 4/07/2012

Two construction firms were fined a total of £301,000 last week after an employee, Christopher Heaton, fell approximately seven storeys to his death in central Manchester.

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Lecture on white finger syndrome

Published on 4/07/2012

The Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group’s (MOHSG) next group meeting will feature a lecture from Stuart McNaughton on white finger syndrome. The syndrome, also called vibration white finger, is a type of secondary Raynaud’s disease caused by exposure to vibration.

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Firex International responds to market demand for 2013

Published on 3/07/2012

Firex International, one of the world’s largest dedicated fire events, recently returned to Birmingham NEC with its strongest ever proposition for the coming year.

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New Technical and Operations Manager appointment for UKATA

Published on 3/07/2012

The UK Asbestos Training Association Ltd (UKATA) has announced the appointment of Terry Barker MA, PG DIP, as its new Technical and Operations Manager.

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Amey wins gold at health and safety awards

Published on 2/07/2012

Amey, a leading provider of public services, has won four national awards for all areas of its operations from one of the UK’s most respected health and safety charities.

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Window cleaner stuck on 72nd floor

Published on 2/07/2012

An unnamed window cleaner was left stranded when a cradle became stuck on the 72nd floor of the 309.6m (1,015ft) Shard skyscraper in south London yesterday.

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Worker suffers severe burns at Staffordshire firm

Published on 27/06/2012

A Leek company that makes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee trapped both arms in a machine and suffered severe burns.

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