Workplace Hazards


Water safety: Disinfection of minor works

Jonathan Twaites, Authorising Engineer at Water Hygiene Centre shines a spotlight on minor water works, with tips to check they are installed correctly and not posing a contamination risk to the current installation, which he says is a key part of design control. Read More

Hot water risk assessment – What you need do know?

Charlie Brain, Senior Consultant and Authorising Engineer, at Water Hygiene Centre discusses the importance of a hot water risk assessment and of controlling temperatures on a healthcare site. Read More

Key health and safety risks in the retail sector

Dakota Murphey explains why a proactive approach to health and safety in retail is the best chance at remaining incident-free. Read More

Engineer designs first PPE headscarf

Aminah Shafiq hopes the product will encourage more Muslim women to take up a career in engineering. Read More

‘It took six years before I realised PPE for women was available’: Katy Robinson on making a difference

Katy Robinson is spearheading a PPE campaign targeting the Yorkshire construction sector. Here, she explains its origin, the progress made, and why there is still much to do. Read More

Nathan Baker – Institute of Occupational Medicine

Nathan Baker, CEO at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, says it's time to reassess safety for a modern workforce. Read More

Concerns over lack of improvement to reduce falls from height at work in UK

There has been little improvement in reducing the number of workplace falls from height over the past year, statistics have revealed. Read More

Human error: Symptom or cause?

Dom Cooper analyses the definition of human error and whether it can in fact be a root cause instead of a 'symptom of systems'. Read More

HSE annual workplace stats: Rise in construction deaths while 1.8m cite work-related ill health

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23 as construction sector reports rise in fatalities. Read More

Time to tackle “plague” of work accidents and ill health, says new IOSH President

The new President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on the profession to challenge itself to develop new ways of tackling the “unacceptably high” number of work-related deaths, injuries and ill health. Read More



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