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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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HSE Releases Annual Workplace Fatalities

There were 142 work related fatalities between April 2014 and March 2015 (a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers), according to provisional annual data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This compares to last year’s all-time low of 136 (0.45 fatalities per 100,000 workers).

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Food Firm in Court over Worker’s Hand Injury

A leading Scottish food manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

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Outdoor Workers Still at Risk from Skin Cancer

A new study has revealed the incidence of skin cancer amongst those working outdoors in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture and leisure and entertainment.

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Manufacturer in Court over Worker’s Arm Injury

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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Waste Company in Court over Worker’s Death

A waste management company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at a Watford waste transfer station.

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Quarry Operator Sentenced Following Worker’s Death

An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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Lords Urged to Scrap Deregulation Bill Clause

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has once again called on the House of Lords to scrap Clause 1 of the Government’s Deregulation Bill.

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Appeal to Scottish Employers on Workplace Safety

The Health and Safety Executive is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for Scottish businesses and self-employed workers to make wellbeing and safety their top priority for the new financial year.

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Consultation Begins on New Asbestos Law

A formal consultation process is now underway on a new bill designed to re-claim the medical costs of treating people suffering from asbestos related diseases. The bill is backed by Clydeside Action on Asbestos and is being taken forward as a member’s bill at Holyrood by MSP Stuart McMillan.

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Organisations Back Occupational Cancer Campaign

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

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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Tackling Occupational Health Problems

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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Employer Sentenced After Worker Crushed to Death

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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Death Toll from Occupational Cancers Continues to Rise

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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Ayrshire Recycling Firm Fined over Worker’s Injury

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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