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More than 50 organisations have endorsed a campaign to cut the number of deaths from occupational cancer.

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The Dangers of Farming

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and NFU Scotland have called on farmers to take extra care following the conclusion of a fatal accident inquiry into the tragic death of Lauder farmer, Jim Sharp earlier this year.

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Brake, the road safety charity, has called on drivers to stay sober if driving over the Christmas period to prevent devastating casualties.

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The recently published Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry Report has revealed that 143 patients tested positive for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at the hospital during the period January 2007 to 31st December 2008, and CDI was a factor in the deaths of 34 of those patients.

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Tackling Occupational Health Problems

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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has announced that it will be using its latest Occupational Safety and Health Congress to look at how best to reduce the incidence of work-related ill health.

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Royal Assent for Courts Reform Act

Posted by on in Personal Injury Claims

A new law that has been described as bringing about the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a generation has been given Royal Assent.

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A Kilmarnock based firm has appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, where it was fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him.

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Recently released figures have revealed a large rise in the number of deaths from mesothelioma, which is a cause of great concern for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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Employers are being urged by road safety charity Brake to play their part in reducing the number of devastating casualties among pedestrians and cyclists.

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An Ayrshire waste recycling firm has appeared in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court where it was fined for serious safety failings after an agency worker severed his left arm at the shoulder while clearing a conveyor belt blockage.

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The Department for Transport has recently published a report giving detailed statistics on road traffic personal injury accidents in 2013.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the construction industry.

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The Irish Injuries Board has given a summary of personal injury claims processed during the first six months of 2014.

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A recent study has highlighted the risk factors and consequences for patients of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia, including long term psychological harm.

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A woman has been awarded a five figure sum of damages following the death of her mother, who died after receiving “below standard care” at a hospital in North Staffordshire, reports the Daily Mail.

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An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire.

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Reducing the Risks of Farming

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A new partnership has been launched that aims to improve safety on Scotland’s farms and crofts and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur.

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The summer months bring an increased risk of suffering an accident in a public place, according to a recent article by the Irish Injuries Board.

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An engineering firm based in Greenock has pled guilty to charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees, after a worker was crushed by a steel lathe.

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An aircraft engineer has been awarded around £600,000 in compensation after he was severely injured by an exploding tyre, reports the BBC.

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