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    UK firm fined £65k after carpenter suffers nerve damage in fall

    The 36-year-old carpenter had been working for MP Building Limited when he sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height on 2 May 2017.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 October 2019

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    A stickler for safety

    Dave Renshaw, workshop and warehouse supervisor at Allied Infrastructure Management Ltd, is seen by his colleagues as a health and safety hero because of his innovations on the shopfloor and his uncompromising attitude towards behaviours that could put his colleagues’ lives at risk. This earned him the title of Health and Safety Champion at the International Safety Awards 2019.

    By Anna Ryland on 06 November 2019

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    The right to clean air

    The next government must bring back a better environment bill and protect workers’ right to clean air.

    By Charles Pitt on 20 November 2019

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    UK family doctors to do consultations using stand-up desks in health trial

    GPs are trialling stand-up desks in a study investigating the health impacts of reducing sedentary working.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 November 2019

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    UK groundworks contractor fined after worker burned in 11kv cable strike

    A groundworks contractor, G&R Groundworks (South East) Ltd, has been fined after a worker suffered multiple serious burn injuries when he struck an underground electricity cable.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 November 2019

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    Prevention always pays off

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) closes its campaign in managing dangerous substances and announces the next risk to focus on.

    By Iris Cepero on 19 November 2019

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    Number of UK sick days rose fractionally last year

    An estimated 141.4 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2018, equivalent to 4.4 days per worker, official figures show.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 November 2019

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    Prosecutions for UK safety breaches reach record low

    Prosecutions for health and safety breaches have reached a record low, HSE has revealed prompting warnings that bosses are prepared to flout safety laws because they no longer fear consequences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 November 2019

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    Five exercises to strengthen muscles and help prevent back pain

    A new campaign has launched a website to help office workers take control of their back pain and to pay more attention to the dangers of sitting.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 November 2019

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    UK waste firm fined £1.2m after worker's arm dragged into machine

    A waste recycling company has been fined £1.2m after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 October 2019