waste and recycling


Safety training company will be exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo 2019

A training company for waste and recycling industries, will be exhibiting at the Safety & Health Expo 2019, to showcase its one-day safety course. Read More

Viridor fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A worker’s hand was seriously injured by defective hydraulic cutters, leading to a £131,000 fine for a recycling and waste management company. Read More

£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Read More

Plastic bale collapse crushed worker

A recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. Read More

Suez fine: Worker’s back injury preventable

An employee helped to manually move steps weighting in excess of 950kg, after repair works had taken place. As a result of this work, the employee sustained a back injury. Read More

Firm fined £30k after worker’s legs crushed

Company fined after an operative is injured falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber. Read More

JCB waste and recycling site safety videos launched

JCB has launched a series of online videos aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors. Read More

Veolia fine: £1m after reversing vehicle death

A Veolia employee suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by a reversing refuse collection vehicle (RCV) whilst he was walking across the yard, at the Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone. Read More

Councils face call to end box collections on safety grounds

The study by the University of Greenwich and published by IOSH warns that waste collection systems using boxes could be causing “significant” long-term musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for workers. Read More

Council issues smaller recycling boxes to protect staff

South Lakeland District Council has started to issue residents with 44-litre rather than 55-litre blue recycling boxes in order to reduce the potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to council staff and members of the public. Read More



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