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Lesley Kavanagh appointed to IOSH Board of Trustees

NEW TRUSTEE APPOINTED TO IOSH BOARD

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Kavanagh CMIOSH to its Board of Trustees, for a three-year term of office. Lesley’s...
BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL UPDATES STANDARDS

BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL UPDATES STANDARDS

The British Safety Council’s renowned Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit has been revised and updated. It now places greater emphasis on assessing how effectively an organisation...
INDUSTRY MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE SAFETY STANDARDS

INDUSTRY MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE SAFETY STANDARDS

A new research report on ‘Safety at Work’, commissioned by medical and safety technology company Dräger Safety UK, shows that half of respondents (50%) in the manufacturing sector...
ST JOHN AMBULANCE LAUNCHES COVID-FOCUSED MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

ST JOHN AMBULANCE LAUNCHES COVID-FOCUSED MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

St John Ambulance is calling on employers to respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on workers’ mental health as it launches courses in how to talk about it with employees.  ...
RHCV INVESTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

RHCV INVESTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

As part of its continued investment RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has appointed its first in-house Group Health, Safety and Facilities Manager. The independent Renault Trucks distributor...
KEEP MASKS ON WHILE WORKING ON SITE, URGES INDUSTRY BODY

KEEP MASKS ON WHILE WORKING ON SITE, URGES INDUSTRY BODY

Building firms are being urged to carry on asking their workforce to wear masks while working in enclosed spaces or on busy sites by the Construction Leadership Council, CLC. The CLC is calling...
THAMES WATER WASTE TEAM CELEBRATES LTI RECORD

THAMES WATER WASTE TEAM CELEBRATES LTI RECORD

A health and safety-conscious Thames Water team which maintains thousands of miles of sewers is celebrating a record four years without a lost-time injury (LTI).  The Thames Valley Networks...
JUICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER LOSES FINGERS

JUICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER LOSES FINGERS

Fruit juice manufacturer, AMC Freshly Squeezed (UK) Ltd, has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed whilst cleaning a screw conveyor. Liverpool...
BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL COMMENTS ON END TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL COMMENTS ON END TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

With the removal of almost all COVID-19 control measures from 19 July, British Safety Council has released a statement commenting on the move. British Safety Council believes that while the...
HSE RELEASES ANNUAL WORKPLACE FATALITY FIGURES FOR 2020/21

HSE RELEASES ANNUAL WORKPLACE FATALITY FIGURES FOR 2020/21

Provisional data released today shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20...

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