Workplace Hazards

Man dies at waste facility near Disney after falling into vat of oil

Worker was emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer when he slipped and fell. Read More

Widow launches appeal for information after asbestos-related death

The widow of a Newcastle man who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease has appealed for her husband’s former workmates to come forward and help her gain justice. Read More

£200k fine after worker loses arm

A Yorkshire transportation and storage company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm. Read More

IOELVs Directive: Welcome step forward in battle against hazardous substance exposure

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances including toxic gas, volatile liquids and compounds, remains a key challenge for health and safety managers. Getting to grips with this often invisible yet very serious threat isn’t easy and is complicated by gaps in legislation. Read More

Hand hygiene – the first step in tackling antimicrobial resistance

Why hand hygiene is the first crucial step in preventing AMR and why serious action needs to be taken now to protect the future of the NHS. Read More

Bus crash driver was reading at the wheel

A bus driver has been sentenced after he lost control of the bus he was driving, injuring five of his passengers. Read More

Event safety: Rafting on the Thames

Once a year, Thames Water hosts a charity event on the River Thames to raise money for Water Aid. Here, we find out about the health, safety and security challenges of operating a public event in one of the world’s business cities. Read More

Building work went ahead without asbestos check

A property management company has been fined £15k for failing to undertake an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Read More

Director and firm ignored safety warnings

A company and its director have been fined for failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice. Read More

Broken bones due to work at height failures

A company specialising in the installation of biomass heating systems and photovoltaic solar systems has been sentenced after a worker suffered a serious injury when he fell from height. Read More

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