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PPE market for electrical safety predicted to exceed $20bn with six years Posted 18/09/2019

The global PPE (personal protective equipment) market to protect workers from electrical accidents is expected to grow to pass the $20bn (£16.4bn) mark by 2025. This figure was published in a research report by Market Study Report. It says that the number of accidents involving electricity has risen worldwide and this has created the need for safer working environments. Government agencies... Read the full article on PPE market for electrical safety predicted to exceed $20bn with six years

Are stress and overwork more dangerous to health than accidents? Posted 12/09/2019

It has been claimed that stress and overwork are now more dangerous to health than workplace accidents, partly due to safer working environments and protective equipment. According to María José... Read the full article on Are stress and overwork more dangerous to health than accidents?

Union reacts to 70% increase in Scottish workplace deaths Posted 10/09/2019

The Unite union has responded to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) data that reveals that the number of workplace deaths in Scotland was 29 in 2018/19 compared to 17 in 2017/18, an increase of 70%... Read the full article on Union reacts to 70% increase in Scottish workplace deaths

Council hit with six-figure penalty for hand-arm vibration risks Posted 05/09/2019

Dacorum Borough Council in Hertfordshire has been handed a fine of £100,000 and over £28,000 in costs at Luton Magistrate’s Court for exposing workers to potential hand-arm vibration (HAVS) caused by... Read the full article on Council hit with six-figure penalty for hand-arm vibration risks

Jet company chief hits out at profit-before-safety approaches Posted 03/09/2019

An air company president has claimed that safety is being given less importance than profit-driven performance in the airport ground service industry. The president of private jet company AVCON... Read the full article on Jet company chief hits out at profit-before-safety approaches

Changes at Companies House protect individual's safety Posted 29/08/2019

Changes at Companies House means that company directors, secretaries and LLP members can ask for their home address to be removed from the company register to protect their health and safety.   ... Read the full article on Changes at Companies House protect individual's safety

Department of Transport to issue guidance on tail lift safety Posted 27/08/2019

The Department of Transport is expected to issue new safety guidance by the end of 2019 on the use of tail lifts.   The guidance is believed to focus on weight limits, but will not be just about... Read the full article on Department of Transport to issue guidance on tail lift safety

Agencies that enforce health and safety rules are understaffed Posted 22/08/2019

A report by the campaign group Unchecked has claimed that agencies that enforce air, water, food and other safety regulations are unable to do this properly because of staff shortages due to budget ... Read the full article on Agencies that enforce health and safety rules are understaffed

Construction technology is making sites safer Posted 15/08/2019

New developments in technology and connectivity are making construction sites more efficient, smarter and safer.   The Internet of Things (IoT), a term for applying digital networks to traditionally... Read the full article on Construction technology is making sites safer

North Wales case highlights high cost of ignoring HSE notices Posted 02/08/2019

A recent case at Mold Crown Court has highlighted the consequences of ignoring HSE safety notices.   When the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found out that a building firm was not protecting ... Read the full article on North Wales case highlights high cost of ignoring HSE notices