Ergonomics


Kier fined £600k after worker suffers life-changing injuries when hit by concrete block

Kier Infrastructure has been fined £600,000 after a seven-tonne concrete block fell on an agency worker on a rail bridge site in Cardiff. Read More

Opening the door to greater protection with optical alarms

James Hall, Technical Director for FireAngel, explores the potential issues associated with ionisation smoke alarms and why he feels professionals should choose optical or multi-sensing alarms to provide the greatest levels of protection. Read More

Castlemartin soldier deaths: Undetected ‘design flaw’ responsible

Two soldiers died after a tank exploded because “a design flaw went undetected” on the vehicle's gun barrel, according to a senior coroner speaking at their inquest in Solihull. Read More

Dangerous building site leads to sentencing

A contractor, client and director have been convicted after conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Read More

Companies must start to manage wellbeing like they manage safety

Organisations need to assess the risk for wellbeing in the same manner as they currently assess the risk to safety, according to Dr Caroline Yeoman, Operations Director at OCAID Wellbeing. Read More

Royal Opera House signs mental health pledge

The Royal Opera House has signed the Time to Change pledge to help people to open up about mental health problems. Read More

Chemical burns due to numerous failures

A company that manufactures and repairs rubber inflatable boats has been sentenced after an employee sustained chemical burns while cleaning down a boat using solvents. Read More

Musician groups launch anti-harassment code

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Musician’s Union (MU) have launched a joint code of practice to help eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination in the sector. Read More

MPs warn age discrimination at work is a ‘serious problem’

Age discrimination in the workplace has become a 'serious problem' with the talents of more than a million older people who want to work being wasted, a group of MPs has warned. Read More

Dame Judith Hackitt: ‘Simpler and more robust regulatory framework required’

Almost a year ago, Dame Judith Hackitt was tasked by the Government to conduct an independent review of building regulations and fire safety in high rise buildings in the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the report was published in May this year. Read More


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