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Hero of Welwyn Garden City explosion honoured News
whtimes.co.uk - Firemen at the Mundells explosion site A MAN who risked his life to go into a “scene from Hell” to search for survivors of a horror blast, has been awarded two of the world’s highest civilian brave...
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Costs-recovery scheme proposals get the nod from HSE Board - news-content | SHP
shponline.co.uk - From April next year the HSE will charge dutyholders who materially breach health and safety law an hourly rate of £124 for its intervention, which will be counted from when a letter or email rec...
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Gas safety in winter Health and Safety News
healthsafety.jigsy.com - With the cold weather setting in, many households will be relying on gas boilers and gas fires to keep their family warm this winter. This increased usage can put pressure on gas appliances and cou...
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Director fined for accident that claimed 4 lives
channelnewsasia.com SINGAPORE: A director of a cleaning company, Tay Kah Heng, was fined S$50,000 for not acquiring a correct understanding of materials to be used in a chemical cleaning process. The compa...
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Woman crushed while trying to escape stuck elevator at Cal State Long Beach
scpr.org - Authorities say a school employee has been found dead inside an elevator shaft at California State University, Long Beach. Fire Capt. Rich Brandt says the woman apparently tried to climb out of an ...
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Industry news-1 - IOSH
iosh.co.uk - Posted 13:23A survey has found that just over four in 10 UK businesses were unsure when their disaster recovery strategies were last tested or simply had none in place.Managed services provider C...
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cos-mag.com - Wear your safety glasses. It’s a simple rule, and one that workers obey more than ever thanks to awareness campaigns, enforcement and the wide array of technologically advanced, funky-looking prote...
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12 ways to make small business safer
worksafe.vic.gov.au - 12 ways to make small business safer (PDF 5306kb) Document Type: Publication Keycode: WSV1113/04/10.10 Industry: Community Services, Construction, Education Sector, Farming, Food Manufacturing, For...
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West Virginia University researchers to examine whether service dogs help veterans recover, return to workforce | WVUToday
wvutoday.wvu.edu - Man’s best friend may also be a veteran’s best therapy.Faced statistics from a 2011 report on the needs of veterans returning to the labor force that showed a higher-than-average unemployment rate ...
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Government outlines path to lighttouch regulation - news-content | SHP
shponline.co.uk - The Government has announced its intention to expand and extend the Local Better Regulation Office’s (LBRO) Primary Authority scheme as part of a package of plans to transform ‘front-line enforceme...
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Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - The fact that only 5–10% of all cancer cases are due to genetic defects and that the remaining 90–95% are due to environment and lifestyle provides major opportunities for preventing cancer. Becaus...
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shponline.co.uk - Two construction companies must pay a total of £125,000 in fines and costs for failing to ensure that a cherry-picker, which was involved in a fatality, was safe for use.Amey Infrastructure Service...

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Journalist hacked to death in Gaibandha, Bangladesh
newssafety.org - 06 Dec 2011Journalist Casualties: 0Media Staff Casualties: 0Under Investigation: 1A group of unknown miscreants blocked the road of 45-year-old Faridul Islam Ranju, upazila correspondent of Daily B...
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Warwickshire County Council fined for man's injuries
hse.gov.uk - Date: 6 December 2011 Release No: WM548/11 Warwickshire County Council has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after a self-employed heating contractor lost most of two fingers in po...
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Local authority fined £20k for gas leak at community centre - incourt-content | SHP
shponline.co.uk - Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has admitted failing to ensure that regular gas safety checks were undertaken at 38 of its properties.Fenton Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 30 March 2009, me...
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Company fined after worker falls from balcony
hse.gov.uk - Date: 5 December 2011 A Pembroke Dock construction company and its director have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered serious injuries on a construction site. Karl Kraus, 31, from Pembroke Doc...
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Two Sierra Leonean clerics assault newspaper editor
newssafety.org - 05 Dec 2011Journalist Casualties: 0Media Staff Casualties: 0Under Investigation: 0Abdul Karim Fonti Kabia, the Executive editor of a Freetown-based privately-owned Sierra Leone News Hunters (ARIOBG...
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iosh.co.uk - Posted 09:59The traditional office Christmas party could be a thing of the past within the next 25 years, a quarter of jobseekers have told a survey.Recruitment firm Office Angels polled 750 peop...
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RoSPA Safety Connections: Issue 82
rospa.com - Is your health and safety up-to-date and compliant? Policy and Procedure Review Once you’ve established your health and safety policies and procedures, it’s important to regularly review and evalua...
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WorkSafe blitz targets workplaces employing machine operators
worksafe.vic.gov.au - 08 December 2011 WorkSafe inspectors will visit workplaces as part of a six month blitz targeting the way workers operate machinery in a bid to reduce hazardous manual handling injuries.WorkSafe wi...
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healthsafety.jigsy.com - A family was put in danger after a local builder carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing an extension to their home, a court has been told. Nigel Parker illegally modified the flu...
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Wakefield builder fined for dangerous gas work
hse.gov.uk - Date: 6 December 2011 Release No: YH/166/11 A Batley family was put in danger after a local builder carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing an extension to their home, a court has...
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Northern Ireland asbestos decision is welcomed by Unite but England and Wales’s asbestos victims still denied their compensation « Asbestos News – asbestos industry news – removal, surveying, waste
asbestosindustrynews.co.uk - On Monday the 5th of December Supreme Court judges were asked to end the uncertainty about whether people dying from mesothelioma, the asbestos related illness, and their families will be entitled ...
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Elderly ignore free gas safety checks as winter starts to bite

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gassaferegister.co.uk - Elderly ignore free gas safety checks as winter starts to bite 2nd December 2011 £134 million worth of potentially life-saving gas safety checks offered free by the energy suppliers go unclaimed ev...
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London Fire Brigade – Christmas decoration warning following spate of candle fires in the capital
safetyphoto.co.uk - Firefighters are today urging people to take extra care when putting up their Christmas decorations following a severe fire last night. Early indications suggest the blaze in Brentford was caused b...
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Primary Authority scheme to be extended | Health and Safety at Work - Health and Safety at Work magazine | HSW
healthandsafetyatwork.com - Following a consultation earlier this year — which led the government to conclude the current scheme is too restrictive — the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) will strengthen inspection plans ...
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Network Rail fined £80,000 for Leicestershire bridge collapse and train derailment
safetyphoto.co.uk - Network Rail Infrastructure Limited has today been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £32,000 after a train hit a collapsed public footbridge and derailed, injuring seven people. Today’s sen...
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Council fined for carbon monoxide leak
essentialskillz.com - Health and Safety News Newcastle-under-Lyme borough Council has been fined £20,000 after a carbon monoxide leak was discovered at a Westlands community centre in Whitfield Avenue. The Council was p...

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