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A London structural steel fabricator has been fined for failing to maintain its cranes in spite of notices from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Westminster Magistrates' Court heard how...

Foreign workers are most likely to get hurt when they first arrive.

Of the 16 migrant / foreign construction workers killed in incidents at work in the UK last year, four died on their first day on site and half during the first 10 days. Just two of those who died...
Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly 6m from a platform with unguarded rails.Southwark Crown Court heard that on 4 March...
 
Pension and insurance provider B&CE is acquiring Constructing Better Health (CBH) from CSCS. CBH is a national scheme established in 2004 for the management of occupational health in the...
Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been fined £1million after a worker lost his life while repairing a central reservation barrier damaged in a road traffic collision.Canterbury Crown Court...
Leaders of Scottish businesses and supporting organisations met on 18 January in Glasgow for the first of the Health & Safety Executive roadshows to discuss the development of a new strategy for...
Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly 6m from a platform with unguarded rails.Southwark Crown Court heard that on 4 March...
What is being described as the most dramatic change in health & safety enforcement since 1974 came into force at the start of this month (February).The new guidelines apply to all health &...
A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 August...
Dust can be a killer.
HSE (Health & Safety Executive) has posted a video of Dr David Fishwick interviewing Terry, a former stoneworker suffering from silicosis after being exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS...
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has started its annual inspection of refurbishment sites that will go on to  9 October.Inspectors will be focussing on the main causes of accidents and ill-...
Hearing loss can make retirement a misery. Do something now to avoid it.
There are 800,000 retired people in the UK suffering from a work-related illness, often hearing impaired by years of working in a noisy environment.Stone processing can be noisy enough to be lead to...
Dust is a killer. Keep dust extraction systems in good order.
A fine of £15,000 imposed on an Essex firm for repeatedly failing to have its dust extraction system and fork lifts thoroughly examined is a timely reminder that safety needs constant vigilence...
The dimension stone industry – by the MPA.
Paragraph 142 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) restates an established Government principle that minerals are essential to support sustainable economic growth and our quality of life...
The Blucomb now available from D Zambelis.
Environmental concerns as well as health & safety and the price of water and waste disposal make an investment in water management less of a difficult decision.There were not too many new...

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