Workplace Hazards


Farm worker blinded by cleaning chemical

A dairy farm has been fined following an incident in which an employee was permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning. Read More

Croydon tram crash: Driver will not face prosecution

The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon and killed seven people will not face prosecution for manslaughter. Read More

University ‘failed to grasp’ importance of risk-based health surveillance

The University of Edinburgh has been fined for failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from adverse health effects as a result of exposure to LAA. Read More

Monitoring and measuring radon exposure in the workplace

David Gilmour, Business Manager for the Environment and Safety team at SOCOTEC, explains the importance of radon exposure in the workplace, and takes us through the process of monitoring and assessing levels and their impact on staff and visitors. Read More

Paddington rail crash 20 years on: Are safety standards slipping?

On the morning of 5 October 1999, two trains traveling at 130mph collided and crashed into each other, causing the death of 31 passengers at Ladbroke Grove. Read More

Protect firefighters from cancer, demands Union

The Fire Brigades Union has called on the government to take action to protect firefighters, after research uncovered that they are being exposed to dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals. Read More

Two bodies have been recovered in explosion at SSI site

Fire crews were called to the old coke ovens at the SSI site in South Bank, after an explosion was reported. Read More

Employee killed by falling wooden bearer

An East Kilbride engineering company fined when employee died following an incident when he was struck on the head by a wooden bearer. Read More

Brexit: How will chemical management be affected?

What implications could Brexit have on chemical management and UK’s safety regulations in the event of ‘Soft Brexit’ or ‘No Deal’ scenario? Read More

£53k fine after roofer fell from ladder

A roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold. Read More



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