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The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money

The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money Think health and safety is all about stern-faced warnings about workplace risk assessments and watching out for nasty hazards? Think again. Keeping your workplace safer also makes extremely good business sense. In fact, the HSE’s Judith Hackitt shared a great blog …Read the Full Post

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Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust

Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust Aside from the obvious hazards of working in a warzone, soldiers may begin to show signs of other occupational symptoms months or years after returning home. Research carried out by the Veterans Association in America has found that soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have far higher …Read the Full Post

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Look Up – Stay Safe! How to Protect Yourself When Working at Heights

Look Up – Stay Safe! How to Protect Yourself When Working at Heights Think working at heights is one of those things you can take lightly? Well, here’s a sobering stat: the number of working days lost due to slips, trips and falls from heights added up to a whopping 1.5 million. That’s a lot …Read the Full Post

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Are you killing your sedentary workers?

Are you killing your sedentary workers? One news story that keeps coming back time and again is that of the health risks associated with sedentary jobs. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that sitting down all day is bad for our waistlines and general health, but research by scientists suggest that the long-term risks …Read the Full Post

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Missed inspections increase the risk of serious injury or death

Missed health and safety inspections increase the risk of serious injury or even death Fashion giant Hugo Boss has recently left court with a stinging £1.2 million pound fine after judges ruled that in-store health and safety failings had resulted in the death of a four-year old boy. The unfortunate youngster was killed after a …Read the Full Post

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On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded

On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded If you’re working in any kind of construction – then it’s pretty likely that you’re working with a lot of machinery hanging about. Question is – is that machinery properly guarded? That’s a question three Hertfordshire firms failed to ask themselves – resulting …Read the Full Post

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Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time?

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time? The drive to raise awareness of health and safety has led to some odd tie-ins over the years. For years public information ads were shown just before BBC1 closed down every night, designed to scare people into behaving more responsibly and keeping themselves …Read the Full Post

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New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Brand new to health and safety and facing the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with it all? Or just feeling out of the loop with what’s what? No worries – I’m here to demystify the basics for you. While health and safety can …Read the Full Post

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Two men jailed for health and safety failings

Two men jailed for health and safety failings Just days after we wrote about the problems the HSE faces in bringing corporate manslaughter cases to court, two men have been successfully convicted and jailed for a total of four years for failing to protect employees. Company director Conrad Sidebottom was given a three year three …Read the Full Post

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Manchester Road Accident Holds Lessons For UK Employers

Lessons learnt from a Road Accident in Manchester A serious road traffic accident in Manchester has left the local council in danger of receiving a huge fine for breaching the Health and Safety at Work 1974 Act. Despite pleading guilty to the allegations, Manchester City Council had their case referred to the Minshull Street Crown …Read the Full Post

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