Workplace Hazards


EU Agency launches dangerous substances campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched a new awareness-raising campaign on dangerous substances. The […] Read More

HSE blasts school tree felling decision

The Health and Safety Executive has criticised schools that “hide behind non-existent” healthy and safety regulations, after a primary school […] Read More

Ladder fall: £850k fine after window installer breaks knee cap

A window installer fell three metres from an unsecured ladder, breaking his knee cap, an investigation has found. The accident […] Read More

Asbestos: 23% of construction workers exposed

Nearly one in four British construction workers believe they have been exposed to asbestos fibres, according to the Institution of […] Read More

Driverless cars: who’s to blame when self-driving cars crash?

Uber crash reignites safety debate around driverless cars. The news that a woman in Arizona died earlier this week after […] Read More

HSE urges firms to ditch “off-the-shelf” training

Simplistic and “off-the-shelf” training for manual handling is a “waste of time and money”, according to the Health and Safety […] Read More

WATCH: Stay safe from ‘Beast from the East’

With red, amber and yellow weather warnings in place around the country for the next few days, the Trades Union […] Read More

‘Inherently unsafe’ work practices led to death

An inquest has heard that a construction worker died after he fell at a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium building […] Read More

ESA health and safety report calls to raise standards across waste sector

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched a new health and safety report looking into the contrasting performance across the industry. Read More

£160k fine after passer-by hit by scaffold clip

A pedestrian was hit on the head by a scaffold clip while he was walking along a London street resulting in numerous head and facial injuries. Read More



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