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Myanmar: More than 100 jade hunters killed in landslide

Myanmar: More than 100 jade hunters killed in landslide | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
At least 104 people were killed in Myanmar when a 60-meter-high (200-foot-high) hill of tailings from a jade mine collapsed onto the huts of sleeping workers.
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Cardiff steelworks 'explosion': five injured at Celsa

Cardiff steelworks 'explosion': five injured at Celsa | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Five people are believed to be injured following reports of an explosion at a steelworks in Cardiff.
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17 dead after dam owned by BHP Billiton's Samarco mine bursts

17 dead after dam owned by BHP Billiton's Samarco mine bursts | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Shares in BHP Billiton slumped after a dam which it part-owns in Brazil burst on Thursday evening
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Man charged over 'manslaughter' of Fisherman's Friends singer and promoter

A man from Shropshire has been charged with two counts of manslaughter by gross negligence following the deaths of Trevor Grills, singer with shanty group Fisherman
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Rescue work continues as death toll rises in Pakistan factory collapse

Rescue work continues as death toll rises in Pakistan factory collapse | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Rescuers at the site of a collapsed factory in Pakistan continued to dig through the rubble on Thursday, as the death toll rose to at least 21, officials said, describing the latest tragedy to spotlight poor safety standards in South Asia.
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Bercow tells TUC unions deserve respect

Bercow tells TUC unions deserve respect | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
First Speaker to address Trades Union Congress skirts around trade union bill but praises campaigning for fairness and equality in workplace
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Two workers left hanging by their hands from building after construction lift came away from wall

Two workers  left hanging  by their hands from building after construction lift came away from wall | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A witness described how two workers were left hanging by their hands from the eighth floor ledge of a building after a construction lift came away from the wall. The drama took place on the site of...
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Wake up Britain: We are being too complacent about our safety performance

Wake up Britain: We are being too complacent about our safety performance | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Dominic Cooper argues safety professionals are not making the difference they want, and are being too complacent.

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Safety Train's curator insight, July 21, 2015 5:26 AM

This is very true How many of you really care about Health and Safety? 

Lisa Moran's curator insight, July 30, 2015 8:15 PM

Only looking at statistics may cause workplaces to assume that their workplace is safe, however this may be because workers become rather good at doing what they do and managing the risks within the workplace.  Low statistics does not make a safe workplace.

 

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Ces prisons africaines transformées en couloirs de la mort

Ces prisons africaines transformées en couloirs de la mort | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Elles véhiculent une triste réputation. Les prisons africaines sont devenues de «véritables mouroirs». Les prisonniers y meurent de torture, de faim et de
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Merseyside children at risk of asbestos exposure at school

Merseyside children at risk of asbestos exposure at school | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
The National Union for Teachers' demands its removal from all schools
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Bosley mill explosion: Second body recovered

Bosley mill explosion: Second body recovered | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A second body is found in the search for workers missing after a fire at a Cheshire wood flour mill.
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Ethanol facility closed after explosion; two injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Poet Llc ethanol plant in Minnesota was shut down following a Sunday morning blast that injured two people, according to the U.S. biofuels producer.

The Glenville facility was closed for investigation into a fire and explosion that occurred on Sunday just after 3 a.m., plan...
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Apple farm boss Andrew Stocker guilty of manslaughter

Apple farm boss Andrew Stocker guilty of manslaughter | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A fruit farm manager is found guilty of the manslaughter of two workers who died while retrieving prize apples from a storage container in Hampshire.
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Scrap metal dealer dies in hospital a week after fall at work

Scrap metal dealer dies in hospital a week after fall at work | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A scrap metal dealer died in hospital from a blood clot in one of his lungs a week after suffering a head injury in a fall at work, an inquest heard.

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Man arrested after hospital security guard and nurse attacked

Man arrested after hospital security guard and nurse attacked | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A security guard was wounded and a nurse attacked while they were on duty at Leicester Royal Infirmary's urgent care centre. The male guard was wounded on the arm with a "sharp...
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Woman dies after fall at Hinckley (Leics) scrapyard

Woman dies after fall at Hinckley (Leics) scrapyard | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A woman suffered fatal injuries in a fall at a skip hire and recycling centre.

The accident happened at E Taylor in Leicester Road, Hinckley, on Wednesday morning.

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David Cameron's mental health funding claims don’t stack up

David Cameron's mental health funding claims don’t stack up | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
The lack of transparency around mental health investment is shocking at a time services are under strain
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Factory worker tells how he suffered devastating hand injuries after his arm was trapped in machine

Factory worker tells how he suffered devastating hand injuries after his arm was trapped in machine | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A factory worker who suffered devastating hand injuries in an accident at work has spoken about the moment his arm became trapped in a machine.

Andrew Newbold, 54, from Whitwick, was in...
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Sarah Rebekahh's curator insight, July 28, 2016 7:50 PM

This was an avoidable accident that did not need to happen, they were warned about the machine but still did nothing, which has lead to this man loosing his fingers and has had an impact on his mental well-being. People who blatantly ignore health and safety warnings should not be in business.   

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Flip flops no helmet construction site.

Flip flops no helmet construction site. | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
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Jordy Shivnen's curator insight, March 15, 12:49 AM

No helmet, no steel cap boots, no shirt. This screams danger.

This photo captured on a construction site in Vietnam highlights the need for evidence based education about workplace health and safety in developing countries.

I chose to critique this photo as I would like to be in the position where I could travel to different countries to teach about safety in construction. 

Vietnam is a country I would like to work in and explore, throughout my future career as a workplace health and safety officer. I believe that workplace health and safety practices should be standardised across the world. Construction workers in Vietnam have the right to work in safe work environments surrounded by culturally sensitive practices and education.

 

 

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Armed forces job cuts reach target three years early

Armed forces job cuts reach target three years early | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence.
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The CIA Paid This Contractor $40 Million to Review Torture Documents

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News reveal the identity of the contractor, which had been closely guarded since 2009.
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Man dies from extensive head injuries at waste disposal plant in Burnley

Man dies from extensive head injuries at waste disposal plant in Burnley | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Lancashire police have launched a murder investigation after Stephen Whitehead was pronounced dead at Pendle Skips site
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Safety Train's curator insight, July 29, 2015 7:16 AM

Time to get these recycling plants safe !

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Bosley mill explosion: Third body found - BBC News

Bosley mill explosion: Third body found - BBC News | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
A third body is found in the search for workers missing since a fire at a wood flour mill in Cheshire.
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Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who 'scuba dived' for apples

Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who 'scuba dived' for apples | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
Andrew Stocker, 57, convicted of manslaughter after two workers died in attempt to collect best specimens for fruit show from oxygen-deprived unit
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John Botham Safety Specialist's curator insight, July 15, 2015 12:34 PM

This incident was a result of ignorance to OHS procedures. To be charged with three breaches to regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act is unacceptable. Having no adequate emergency plans and failing to conduct risk assessments demonstrates a disregard for OHS in the workplace. The consequences of this resulted in two unnecessary deaths. The implementation of a safety coordinator and a management system will be the best thing for this business. I personally found this particular article upsetting as I believe OHS is important to helping people stay safe and live their lives, and in this case two lives were lost.

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Pool swimmers hit by chemical leak

Pool swimmers hit by chemical leak | Health and safety at work | Scoop.it
An investigation is being held into a chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool which left around 40 people needing treatment.

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