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New faces on the HSE Board

Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

Agencies sign up to joined-up regulation

As part of its aim to make the regulatory system work better for business and help it save money the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) has signed memoranda of understanding with five major regulatory bodies.�€� Read More

New course and qualification for safety-net riggers

Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET), the trade association serving the safety-net sector, has launched a new four-day training course leading to the award of FASET Specialist Rigger. Read More

Utilities – Power-sector Managing safely sees first successful delegates

Employees at Eggborough power station in North Yorkshire have become the first in the UK to take and pass the new IOSH-accredited 'Managing safely for the power sector' course. Read More

Drivers warned over legionella risk

Commercial drivers and transport managers have been urged to check that their vehicles' windscreen-washer systems contain screenwash to avoid the risk of Legionnaires' disease.�€��€� Read More

Miscellaneous – Vibration shake-up

Maintenance products supplier Brammer has issued a warning to industry about the need to limit employees' exposure to hand-arm vibration caused by older equipment, in the light of legislation effective from July this year.�€��€� Read More

Campaign – Workers reminded about the importance of safe working practices

Logistics provider Stobart Group has launched a safety campaign aimed at reducing accidents by promoting safe working practices among its staff. Read More

Award winning restaurant backs slips, trips and falls campaign

A restaurant director and chef, who starred in Gordon Ramsay's 'F Word'television programme, have backed the HSE's call for restauranteurs toreduce the likelihood of slips, trips and falls in their kitchens.<i><br></i> Read More

Miscellaneous- Wise up on immunisation

Employers keen on ensuring that their employees who travel on businesshave quick and efficient access to vaccines and anti-malarialmedication may be interested in a new service from Lloydspharmacy. Read More

Joining forces- Energy firm partners with deafness charity

International integrated energy and refining company, ConocoPhillips has been praised by a medical research charity for an initiative that promotes awareness of the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss. Read More

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