workplace fatalities

Workplace fatalities in Ireland hit record low

The number of people killed in work-related accidents in Ireland fell by 23% last year, according to official figures. Read More

Prosecutions in November 2018: video round-up of the 6 biggest court cases

The biggest health and safety prosecutions over the past month, measured by readers’ interest on SHP. This month’s video highlights six prosecutions. Read More

How employers can improve behavioural safety in construction

By Mark Paterson, senior risk manager at QBE The construction industry employs 5 per cent of workers in the UK Read More

Safety in the sun: international standards

Marcus Boocock attended an IOSH-hosted conference in the Caribbean in February to discuss a new international standard to protect people Read More

Could that have been me?: legal implications for safety advisers

Last month, Pinsent Masons commented on a case, which resulted in the first ever immediate custodial sentence for a section Read More

Fire service admits safety breaches following firefighter’s death

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has admitted health and safety breaches following the death of 35 year-old Edinburgh Read More

Farm owner sentenced over toxic gas fatality

A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after 29 year-old farm worker Read More

Fines after language barrier “results in fatal consequences”

An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five Read More

Contractor to pay £200k following worker’s death on sewerage pipe scheme

Cappagh Contractors Construction has been ordered to pay £200,000 in fines and costs after a workman was killed by a Read More

Manufacturing firm to pay £116k following worker’s death

HSE has prosecuted a West Yorkshire company following the death of a worker, who was crushed beneath a one tonne Read More

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