Foundry fined for crush injury
A worker was seriously injured after being crushed when a barrow containing a 1.6tonne steel bar overturned at a foundry in Derbyshire.
The 61-year-old, who has asked not to be named, was working at Padley and Venables Ltd’s factory in Dronfield, when the incident took place on 12 April 2011. He was waiting for the nine-metre bar to be moved across the site so he could cut it. The bar was transported unsecured in a steel barrow, which was being shunted by a tow truck rather than a physical connection.€
Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders
In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.
Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.