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Businesses will no longer be automatically at fault in some personal injury claims, Prime Minister says - David Cameron announced the change along with several other measures aimed at tackling the UK's 'compensation culture' in a speech to small business owners in Maidenhead. A Downing Street spokesman... HealthSafety

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We Had #asbestos snowball fights! (from BBC News Scotland) « asbestosremovaluk - By Huw WilliamsBBC Scotland reporterRon Marsh says he was exposed to asbestos at a locomotive works in the 1960sThe Supreme Court in London has ruled on the validity of Scotland’s law on compensati... HealthSafety

aim higher, Prime Minister – Telegraph Blogs - Reach for the sky, Dave After a decent Christmas break with little newsmaking activity, David Cameron has returned to work with a flurry of activity and announcements. Yesterday, it was health and ... HealthSafety

IKEA recalls faulty high chair - Antilop high chair recalled. IKEAFurniture store IKEA has issued a warning to customers about a faulty high chair sold at their stores.Customers who bought a certain batch of the high chairs have b... Videos HealthSafety

'Big six companies failing poor families' - More than 50,000 of the Westcountry's poorest families are not getting the help they need from energy suppliers to heat their homes because of a funding shortfall, a leading charity has warned. Acc... HealthSafety


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Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Health and Safety News, Hands-only CPR (funny 2012-01-06 Edition - The Yukon Workers Compensation, Health and Safety Board says the death of a Whitehorse tire shop employee in November was preventable. The board released its preliminary findings into the workplace... HealthSafety

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British Safety Council chief executive writes to PM setting out benefits of good health and safety - The Prime Minister speaking to a business audience on 5 January 2012 set out a number of measures the government has or plan to put in place concerning the law on compensation for injury arising fr... BritSafe - Posted 14:20A staff member at a butcher's shop in Derbyshire has accidentally shot himself in the stomach while cleaning a bolt gun used on animals. His injury is reportedly not a threat to his l... IOSH_tweets

RSF slams mistreatment of journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan - 03 Jan 2012Journalist Casualties: 0Media Staff Casualties: 0Under Investigation: 0Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns a wave of media freedom violations in Iraqi Kurdistan during December, e... newssafety

Safety Network - Safety Resources, Safety Events and Safety News - Caleb's article - But Aviva backs moves to ease compensation culturePersonal injury lawyers have slammed David Cameron’s pledge to crack down on the so called health and safety compensation culture.Responding to com... safety_network

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CDC - Upcoming Conferences - NIOSH - This page provides links to educational and professional occupational safety and health-related conferences and events. "Look for us!" indicates events at which NIOSH has an exhibit. Additional c... NIOSH

CDC - NIOSH eNews - January 2012 - Volume 9 Number 9 January 2012 John Howard, M.D. Director, NIOSH January eNews 2012 Looking Ahead with 2020 Vision As we enter the first weeks of 2012, many of us are planning our activities in the... NPPTL

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See all Watchdog gives nuclear power stations ‘all-clear’ in stress tests - news-content | SHP - In a report submitted to the European Council, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has concluded that there are no major weaknesses in the design and resilience of the UK’s nuclear power statio...

Evesham firm fined for worker’s fall through glass roof - An Evesham horticultural nursery Ads by Google has been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries and fractured his hand when he fell through a glasshouse roof. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pr... safetyphoto

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Forklift fell as ramp parted from lorry bed | Health and Safety at Work - Health and Safety at Work magazine | HSW - Andrew Baxter suffered a fractured back and crushed disk while helping to unload a container at the manufacturing firm’s Sheepbridge Works in Chesterfield on 15 February 2010. Baxter was using a fo... healthandsafety

AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association - Posted Dec. 29, 2011 On Dec. 21, EPA issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollu... AIHA

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Forklift truck falls off ramp causing serious injury - Forklift truck falls off ramp causing serious injury Health and Safety News A driver of a forklift truck was seriously injured when he fell from a ramp while in the vehicle at Sheepbridge Works in... EssentialSkillz

New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken, Dave – get with the programme... - It all kicked off yesterday. Snuggled cosily in Twitter’s collective bosom between Diane Abbott’s own #tweetgate affair and something to do with So Solid Crew was David Cameron, who went public wit... IOSH_tweets

Caring for Animals | - If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster. The likelihood that you and your anima... SafetyCenter

PM vows "to kill off H&S culture for good" - The Prime Minister speaking to an audience of small busineses and entrepreneurs on 5 January set out a series of measures, some of which are already in train, to:tackle compensation culture and cap... AcornSafety

WorkSafeBC - Ladders - Fri Jan 6, 2012 - StartSafe Safety Tips - Ladders StartSafe Safety Tips are one-page bulletins developed for specific work activities or businesses. The graphic illustrations are used to highlight common hazards and... WorkSafeBC


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See all Putting Health and Safety into perspective - Acorn response to Cameron announcement - Freeing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the stranglehold of health and safety red tape and tackling the compensation culture are part of a series of measures announced to back enterprise b... AcornSafety

OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines against Avon, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards - BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gray Metal Products for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at... safetyphoto

OSHA cites McHugh Excavating and Plumbing for failing to protect workers from trench collapse at Madison, Wis., job site - ONALASKA, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited McHugh Excavating & Plumbing Inc. of Onalaska for one willful and one repeat safety violation...[09/01/2012 13:16:45]

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