Common Workplace Hazards


Stricter work at height regulation may be the only way to stop avoidable deaths

Falls from height is a major killer of workers in key sectors including construction and agriculture, and the figures show no sign of improvement, as Ken Diable, Managing Director at Heightsafe, explains. Read More

Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: ‘Businesses need to look at the level of protection they offer’

A further look at the changes, what they mean for UK businesses and workers, and more importantly how you can ensure you comply with them. Read More

Firm exposed workers to ‘uncontrolled’ HAVS for 10 years

A train refurbishment company has been sentenced after exposing workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Read More

Noisey offices causing headaches for workers

A survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers found almost two thirds (65%) admitted they could not complete work on time because of noise in their workplace. Read More

HSE issues 3D printer safety warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that 3D printers can create harmful emissions, which could potentially endanger users in a new report. Read More

Hand arm vibration breaches up a third on construction sites

The number of hand arm vibration breaches on British construction sites has risen by third in the last year, according to new figures from the Building Safety Group (BSG). Read More

Multiple failings at chemical manufacturing firm

A chemical manufacturing company has been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Read More

New association to help tackle hearing loss launched

The UK Hearing Conservation Association aims to provide independent information and advice on preventing hearing loss, which affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Read More

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Manual handling is one of the biggest causes of accidents at work. Read More

Back pain at work costs third of workers at least one day off a year

According to the study, two fifths of workers (40%) who spend the majority of their time at work sitting do not feel that they are able to take regular breaks. Read More


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Driving at work: Director’s Briefing

Understanding contractor risk in the construction industry

5 rules for effective incident reporting

PPE in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Director’s briefing: Creating a business case for wellbeing at work