Workplace Hazards


Amazon safety incidents: Company accused of treating workers like ‘robots’

The GMB said figures show more than 440 serious incidents have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive since 2015. Read More

Changes to workplace exposure limits: EH40 update

An outline the EH40 update, providing an understanding of the new workplace exposure limits. Read More

Two dead after suspected gas leak at poultry firm

An investigation is underway after two men were found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning at Banham Poultry in Norfolk. Read More

DSEAR breach leaves worker in coma

A Bedfordshire waste company has been sentenced after two of its employees suffered burns whilst processing flammable aerosol containers. Read More

Manufacturing safety: Atomic Weapons Establishment pleads guilty over health and safety failure

The organisation which manufactures and maintains the UK's nuclear weapons has admitted failing to ensure the safety of its staff, a court has been told. Read More

‘Get a grip’ on ladder safety

The Ladder Association is offering a free Ladder Safety Pack to help improve ladder competence, as part its new 'Get a grip' campaign. Read More

£1.25m fine for exposing public to fumes

During demolition and reconstruction of a wall, many live flues of gas boilers were removed, damaged and blocked, exposing residents to a risk from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More

13 people treated in Scottish Gas chemical incident

The premises of Scottish Gas in Edinburgh was evacuated on Friday afternoon after a suspected chemical incident which saw three people admitted to hospital and ten others needing treatment. Read More

Worker fractured spine in roof fall on construction site

Employee was removing roof sheets from a timber frame farm building when he fell approximately four metres through one of the asbestos cement roof sheets onto the ground below. Read More

Ergonomic office chairs: Firms urged to offer them to staff

Employers have a legal duty to take steps to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal pain in the workplace, with back, neck and muscle pain accounting for half of absences from work, says specialist furniture suppliers Rainbow Zebra. Read More



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