Workplace Hazards




Glitter ban at nursery due to health and safety concerns

A chain of nurseries in the south of England has banned glitter due to health and safety concerns, it has announced. Read More

2 Sisters food safety incident: MPs call for investigation into risk management assessment

MPs have called on the Food Standards Agency to investigate the quality of the risk management assessment at the 2 Sisters Good Group, following a parliamentary report on the firm's food safety and hygiene practices. Read More

Suzy’s Code: One year on

Last year, to mark the 30-year anniversary of Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance, the charity set up in her name launched Suzy's Code to draw attention to personal safety procedures. Here it looks at the impact of the scheme. Read More

£50k fine after worker’s fingers are severed

A worker needed immediate amputation after his fingers were severed in an unguarded printing press. Read More

Considering Mental Health First Aid? How to get started…

It is the 10th anniversary of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in England this week, but it is only in the last couple of years that this training has become the main game in town for organisations wishing to start a mental health programme. Heather Beech assesses the scheme. Read More

Survey: Two-thirds of shopworkers verbally abused

Initial results from a survey by shopworkers union Usdaw have revealed nearly two-thirds have been verbally abused, 40% threatened and […] Read More

£880k fine after ‘horrific’ machinery death

A recycling company has been fined £880,000, and two people have been given suspended prison sentences, after an agency worker was killed when he was drawn into machinery. Read More

Croydon tram crash: a year on from the tragedy

It has been a year since the worst tram accident since 1959, killing seven and injuring 58 people. Read More

Firm fined £25k after worker set on fire

A company has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables during excavation work. Read More

€125k fine after worker’s fingers amputated

A concrete firm has been fined €125,000 after an industrial accident which left an employee with four fingers amputated. Read More



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