Farm health and safety about minds and behaviour, not form filling

Pat Deavoll Anne, left, and Philip Munro discuss their health and safety plan with Christine Svensson of Worksafe New Zealand.. Farming health and safety isn't about filling in endless forms, says Worksafe New Zealand inspector…

Concrete block crushed worker’s leg

 A concrete block producer has been fined £300,000 after an employee had to have a leg amputated. Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard last week how the 42-year-old man was working near a trailer on 30th June 2015, as large…

No charges in tow truck driver death, investigation ongoing: RCMP

Drivers to form tow truck funeral procession to pay respects, raise awareness A tow truck driver was killed on Highway 22 during last week's blizzard, which stretched across Manitoba (pictured) and into Saskatchewan. (Riley…

Are you a Blogger or a Writer?

We are looking for industry bloggers and writers who would like to have their articles published on HSE People and shared with our 93,000+ members. You might want to write a review of a recent training course you have participated in or…

Asbestos, 9/11 and the World Trade Center

Builders constructed the World Trade Center using about 400 tons of asbestos in the structure’s insulation, drywall, fireproofing materials and steel because of the mineral’s heat resistance and affordability. The 9/11 terrorist attacks…

Do you have a policy on riding bikes in store? Questions asked after customer dies after falling from a bike in store.

Transport consultant Dave Holladay asks bike shops: "Do you have a robust recording of any incidents involving staff or customers? Do you have a policy on riding bikes in the store? Do you have a robust recording of any incidents involving…

Stirling Council fined for ignoring asbestos warnings

Image copyright: GOOGLEThe council was warned three times about the potential danger Stirling Council has been fined £10,500 for ignoring warnings for nine years about asbestos in the basement of its Old Viewforth headquarters. The authority…

Two men fined £4,500 over fatal farm fall

The scene of the accident. 13:15Friday 10 March 2017 Two men have been fined a combined total of £4,500 over a workplace accident which left one man dead and another man injured. Builder Norman McKenzie and farmer Ivan Reilly were convicted…

Care home firm fined £80,000 over Bawsey Pits tragedy

A care home operator has today been fined £80,000 over the death of a boy in its care at a West Norfolk beauty spot. Health and safety investigators said the death of Umar Balogun was “entirely preventable” if proper procedures had been…

Suspended sentence after roof fall death

A building contractor has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of a worker who fell from a roof. Father-of-two Petyo Hristanov, who was 57 and originally from Bulgaria, died after falling…