Workplace Hazards


Lancashire County Council fined over Hand Arm Vibration issues

Lancashire County Council has been fined after several employees carrying out work in the highways department developed a debilitating nerve condition as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration. Read More

Chemical company fined after worker suffered burns

A chemical firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a 31-year-old worker suffered 13% superficial burns to his right arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours at the company’s site Read More

BS8580-2 Water quality – Part 2 explained

Peter Gunn, Senior Consultant Water Hygiene Centre Ltd, looks into the new BS 8580-2:2022 Water quality and risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read More

EU amends current law to strengthen protection of workers from hazardous substances

The Council of the EU has approved the amendment of the carcinogens and mutagens directive, an EU law to protect workers from dangerous substances. Read More

Croydon tram crash: ORR opens prosecutions against driver

The ORR has opened prosecutions against the driver of the Croydon tram which crashed, killing seven people, in November 2016. Read More

London Aquatics Centre: ‘Major incident reported over suspected gas release’

Emergency services are responding to a ‘major incident’ at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford and are treating ‘a number of patients. Read More

Hertfordshire police signs new agreement designed to keep people safe near high voltage electrical equipment

A new agreement has been reached with Hertfordshire Constabulary to keep police and the public safe around high voltage electrical equipment. Read More

Protecting your most valuable asset: 4 best practices for reducing worker injuries and illnesses

What can employers do to protect their most valuable asset – their workers – and ensure these individuals return home every day healthy? Read More

Listen Up: ‘Employers must provide the same level of hearing protection to all workers under amended PPE Regulations’

Tim Turney, Global Marketing Manager at Casella, shares expert advice on hearing protection in the workplace. Read More

‘Hearing is a wonderful gift, and we need to protect it’ – World Hearing Day 2022

Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, SHP spoke to two audiologists about how employers can protect workers from the effects of excessive noise exposure. Read More



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