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Builders get back the right to handle asbestos for structural work

Builders get back the right to handle asbestos for structural work | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Just four months after banning builders from working with asbestos, the ACT Government has reinstated their right to deal with the material.
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Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm

Three construction firms have been ordered to pay over £400,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings, after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in poorly-guarded machinery during a road surfacing operation in Hertfordshire.
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Study: Monsanto's Roundup herbicide probably causes cancer

Study: Monsanto's Roundup herbicide probably causes cancer | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
That's the conclusion of a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization.
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Up to 100 trapped and scores injured in deadly Bangladesh factory collapse

Up to 100 trapped and scores injured in deadly Bangladesh factory collapse | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A five-storey cement factory has collapsed in Bangladesh, killing at least four people and trapping around 100 construction workers.
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Riccilee Alana Miller-Cutrale's curator insight, March 16, 9:44 PM

I've been to underdeveloped countries and seen the impact that poor Health and Safety regulations have. That's why, in five years time I hope to volunteer overseas and teach small communities or family businesses the importance of Health and Safety.

 

I want to share and instill my knowledge with people who've been subjected to harsh and hazardous lifestyles, so that they regard safety highly and hopefully, have a higher quality of life.

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Scandal after Norwegian plane took off despite crewmembers’ walkout

Scandal after Norwegian plane took off despite crewmembers’ walkout | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A scandal is gathering pace after a Norwegian airliner lifted off despite the crew bickering about weather conditions with the captain and co-pilots, which resulted in the walkout of almost half of the cabin staff.
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Asbestos NHS costs law overruled

Asbestos NHS costs law overruled | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Firms in Wales whose staff are treated for asbestos-related illnesses will not be ordered to reimburse the NHS, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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Grassroots strike action to continue at Humberside oil refinery

Five to six hundred workers downed tools at the Humber Refinery at South Killingholme, near Grimsby, and walked out on Monday lunchtime amid safety fears.

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Accident traps Turkish coal miners

Accident traps Turkish coal miners | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
At least 18 workers have been trapped hundreds of metres underground after a coal mining accident in southern Turkey, officials say.
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Fireworks blast at China factory

Fireworks blast at China factory | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.
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Revealed: Ukip plan to oust Bercow - Telegraph

Revealed: Ukip plan to oust Bercow - Telegraph | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Ukip plans to oust John Bercow, the Speaker, as constituents raise questions over the appointment of Carol Mills
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While Gaza war rages, Israel quietly speeds up settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem

While Gaza war rages, Israel quietly speeds up settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Israel started construction on hundreds of housing units in the West Bank and Jerusalem since its assault on the Gaza Strip began in early July, Palestinian experts on settlement issues in the West Bank said.Experts told the Anadolu news agency that Isra
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Revealed: EDL invited to Gaza protest... forcing Manchester pro-Palestine supporters to 'scale back' demos

Revealed: EDL invited to Gaza protest... forcing Manchester pro-Palestine supporters to 'scale back' demos | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Pro-Palestine protests are to be ‘scaled back’ after a pro-Israel campaigner inviting the English Defence League to join the Manchester rally, MM can reveal.

Protests outside the Jewish-owned outside Kedem Cosmetics shop on King Street have been frequent in recent weeks in response to the on-going conflict in Gaza.
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Explosion traps China coal miners

Explosion traps China coal miners | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it

An explosion in a Chinese coal mine has trapped 27 workers underground, according to state media reports.

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Protests As Turkish Mine Disaster Trial Begins

Protests As Turkish Mine Disaster Trial Begins | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
In the face of public anger, the judge agrees to bereaved relatives' demands that the main suspects appear before the court.
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Health and Safety Conference

Date and time of event: 
Tue 28 Apr 2015 - 10:00 to 15:30
Venue and town/city: 
Transport House, UNITE, 211 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AY
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Free
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UK surveillance laws need total overhaul, says landmark report

UK surveillance laws need total overhaul, says landmark report | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
• Agencies cleared of breaking existing surveillance rules and invading privacy• New act of parliament needed to improve transparency• ISC report follows 18-month inquiry prompted by Snowden revelations
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Britain's nuclear weapons base suffers from 'serious' nuclear safety incidents and 'poor safety culture'

Britain's nuclear weapons base suffers from 'serious' nuclear safety incidents and 'poor safety culture' | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Britain’s nuclear weapons base has suffered from a dozen serious nuclear safety failures in recent years, according to official records.
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Whistleblower evidence denied in inquest into death of Crossrail worker

Whistleblower evidence denied in inquest into death of Crossrail worker | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Specialist construction accident claims lawyers, phone on 020 7650 1200 for advice
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Rise For Pakistan

Rise For Pakistan | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it

12 mining workers killed due to collapse of marble mine in Ziarat, Mehmond Agency.


"We express our anguish and deep sorrow at the loss of life in the recent mining incident in Ziarat in Mahmond Agency. We demand that safety measure be implemented on emergent basis in all industrial institutions as well as in all mining enterprises." Jawad Ahmad

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Toilet waste on the tracks: rail staff threaten strike

Toilet waste on the tracks: rail staff threaten strike | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
RAILWAY passengers are facing potential disruption to services after the UK's largest transport union threatened industrial action over human waste being flushed on rail tracks.
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Services mark pit disaster's 80th

Services mark pit disaster's 80th | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Two services have been held to mark the 80th anniversary of Gresford pit disaster which claimed the lives of 266 miners in Wrexham in 1934.
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Poverty wages behind Cambodian garment workers collapsing

Poverty wages behind Cambodian garment workers collapsing | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Hundreds of garment workers pass out in Cambodian textile factories every year. As they fight for a raise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 a month, Luc Forsyth finds that poverty wages are largely to blame…
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Call for review of chemical transports after truck blast

The TWU wants a review of the trucking of dangerous chemicals after a catastrophic blast in Queensland.
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More Than 1,000 Faintings Reported in Cambodian Factories This Year

More Than 1,000 Faintings Reported in Cambodian Factories This Year | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A trade union says factories are lax on safety regulations.
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Asbestos present in student rooms

Asbestos present in student rooms | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it

More than 3,000 students in Wales slept last year in university bedrooms containing asbestos, BBC Wales has learned.

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