A Year on – The Impact of Health and Safety Fines

  2016 saw significant changes made to Health & Safety guidelines, affecting building merchants across the UK in an attempt to stamp down on incidents that could have been avoided with appropriate health…

Name and Shame! - UPDATE - response from Council

THE GUY IN THE PIC IS WORKING FOR THE COUNCIL. He has the tools to work safely but decides not to use them cutting concrete no eye, ear, respiratory, or head protection and a school of infants within 50 yards where the kids are breathing…

Do baby boxes really save lives?

Image copyright: ALAMY It's been claimed that Finland's baby boxes, given to every newborn in the country, help reduce cot deaths. But what evidence is there that they lower infant mortality rates, asks Elizabeth Cassin. In June 2013,…

Should Devon's pedestrian rail crossings be replaced with bridges?

In recent years pedestrian rail crossings have been the subject of numerous news reports and safety inquiries after a number of tragic deaths - not least in Devon, where dozens are still in place. One of the most tragic…

How one woman beat her mental illness by helping others

Image copyright ENABLED EMPLOYMENTJessica's own troubles inspired her to set up a business to help others in a similar situation Jessica May was moving quickly up the career ladder until she was tripped up by mental illness. Following…

Claim That Firefighters Are Tackling Blazes Without Masks Denied

Firefighters working in the smoke to tackle a forest fire near the landfill last week. Photo: Terrel W. Carey/Tribune Staff FIRE Chief Superintendent Walter Evans has denied that firefighters were battling two massive fires…

Robot Killer: US Manufacturing Facility Suffers Worker Death As Machine Dismisses Safety Protocol

Those of us wary of a future run by robots just got their worst nightmares confirmed. Okay, we’re a few years away from autonomous two-legged machines wandering around our high streets carrying out tasks…

Safer hard hats use car bumper technology

Military technology used in the car industry is being used to make a next generation tougher hard hat that offers better head protection. Highways group A-one+ is trialling the new-style hard hats that also contain photo-luminescent…

FIRMS LOSING £154M THROUGH STAFF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

An average of £154 million is lost by businesses every year because of musculoskeletal injuries, according to an analysis of Health and Safety Executive data by workplace safety equipment specialist Parrs. About…

'It's old fashioned': B.C. premier pledges action for women forced to wear high heels on the job

Christy Clark says, it's "old fashioned" and "unacceptable" for some workplaces to require women to wear high heels. TIM IRELAND /AP Legislation that would make it illegal to require women to wear high heels on the job in…