Ergonomics


HSE takes over recycling deaths investigation

The Health and Safety Executive has announced it will be assuming primacy from West Midlands Police of the investigation into the death of five workers at a metal recycling plant in Birmingham on 7 July 2016. Read More

2018 predictions: Smarter PPE will better protect all workers

As 2017 comes to an end, SHP asks Honeywell for its industry predictions for next year. Read More

Sheffield leisure centre fined over chemical leak

A leisure centre has been fined £7,000 after a chemical reaction at the site led to eight children and six adults being treated for burns. Read More

NHS pleads guilty over legionella risks

Royal United Hospitals (Bath) NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, at Bath Magistrates’ Court. Read More

Convenience store fined £250k for pothole

Fareham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted One Stop for health and safety failings after a customer tripped over a pothole on the forecourt and sustained serious injuries. Read More

Company loses transport licence following corporate manslaughter conviction

A Walmersley-based company has had its transport licence revoked after it was convicted of corporate manslaughter and associated offences earlier this year. Read More

£85k fine after worker is electrocuted

A North West farmer has been fined after a man was electrocuted when the arm of a loader crane (HIAB) hit overhead power lines. Read More

A Christmas tipple too far? The law on workplace drinking

As the festive season begins, it is important to assess your legal responsibility for ensuring staff are not over the alcohol limit while at work. Read More

Grenfell: LFB Commissioner “staggered don’t have sprinklers in domestic premises & schools”

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton has expressed amazement that sprinklers are still not routinely installed in schools and residential buildings. Read More

Dr Flis: Calculating the real costs of unhealthy workplace cultures

Over time, beliefs and attitudes change, modify and mature. This process is sometimes called a ‘cultural shift’. Dr Flis investigates... Read More



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