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Scottish Company Fined after Worker Seriously Injured

A Scottish construction company has appeared in Dundee Sheriff Court on health and safety charges after a worker was injured in a trench collapse.

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Workers’ Memorial Day

Friday 28th April was Workers’ Memorial Day, which is an annual international event that provides an opportunity to reflect on the many people who are killed, seriously injured or made ill while simply doing their jobs.

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Protecting Waste Industry Workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in conjunction with the Environment Agency, has recently carried out a series of visits to waste sites, in an attempt to improve working practices on these sites and ensure that operators are complying with all relevant legislation.

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Fatal Accidents in the Waste and Recycling Sector

The waste industry can be a hazardous sector to work in, with 5% of workers sustaining a non-fatal work-related injury every year, and a further 5% developing an illness they believe to be work-related.

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Campaign to Raise Awareness of Falls from Height

A new campaign to raise awareness of the impact that accidents at work, and in particular accidents involving falls from height, can have on workers and their families has been launched by safety charity RoSPA.

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Workers Continue to Lose Their Lives

Fatal accidents at work are unfortunately an all too common occurrence.

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Workers Urged to Protect Against Skin Cancer

Workers are being advised to take care when working outside during the warm weather because of the risks associated with exposure to solar radiation.

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Worker Seriously Injured After Lift Pit Fall

A construction company from Cardiff has appeared in court on health and safety charges after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

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HSE Reports on Fatal Accidents at Work

The latest figures available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in 2014/15, 76,054 non-fatal injuries to employees were reported, and tragically a further 142 workers were killed during the course of their work.

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Contractor Sentenced Following Fatal Crush Injury

A self-employed contractor has been found guilty of health and safety offences after an employee died when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.

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Tackling the Cancer Risk from Dust

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a more joined up approach to controlling mineral dust in the workplace to help reduce the UK’s occupational cancer burden.

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Farm Worker Dies Clearing Blockage in Grain Bin

A farming company has appeared in Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin at a farm in Hawick.

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Protecting Construction Workers from Occupational Disease

New guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks has been launched by the construction industry.

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Glasgow Company Fined for Worker’s Hand Injury

A Glasgow printing and packaging company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was severely injured in machinery.

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The Cost of Work Related Injury and Ill-Health

New figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that over a million people are being made ill by their work, which is costing society around £14.3 billion.

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Soup Company Sentenced over Worker’s Injuries

A well-known food manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe leg and foot injuries while working on one of its production lines.

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Council Backs Work-Related Cancer Campaign

East Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to make a pledge to a campaign against the biggest cause of work-related deaths.

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Growing Political Support for Occupational Cancers Campaign

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) No Time to Lose campaign has recently received the backing of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPG), which raises awareness of skin-related issues at Parliament.

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Oil Plant Operator Sentenced Over Safety Failure

The operators of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery have been sentenced for safety failings relating to an incident in which a worker was injured at the plant.

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Glasgow Firm Fined after Worker Killed

A Glasgow construction firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a 1.6 tonnes frame fell onto him during construction of a steel stair tower.

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