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Rise in workplace deaths revealed

Annual figures for work-related injuries for 2017/18, released today by the HSE, reveal that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers). Read More

North Sea safety is ‘paramount’ says Sturgeon

Scotland’s first minister has insisted the safety of offshore workers in the North Sea must be paramount, as the 30th Read More

Root cause: going beyond ‘human error’

In the first article I wrote, based on the media’s quest to find a cause for the Croydon tram crash, Read More

A brave new future

After 32 years, SHP’s print edition has closed and, as you might expect, the final issue is somewhat of a retrospective. Read More

Throwback Thursday: Industrial safety & health management

In January 1990, John Ballard analysed industrial safety and health management of the offshore oil industry in the wake of Read More

Five steps to maturity: measuring human factors

The Keil Centre has developed a card-sort method to measure Human Factors Maturity, which it argues will help businesses build Read More

Redressing the balance between safety and productivity

Lord Cullen’s Piper Alpha report said that, “it is essential to create a corporate atmosphere or culture in which safety Read More

Offshore: Learning from past mistakes

By Jon Cooper and Steven Brooker:   Last year HSE chair Judith Hackitt commented at the Piper 25 conference that, Read More



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