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Leicester care home fined £100,000 after resident died of serious burns

Leicester care home fined £100,000 after resident died of serious burns | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
The scalding or burning risks from the pipes were longstanding and could have caused injury to any resident. Western Park Leicester failed to heed published guidance from HSE about the need to cover hot pipes and valves. Had they been covered or boxed-in Walter’s death could have been prevented.
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Idiots on Ladders – winner revealed

Idiots on Ladders – winner revealed | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
The “biggest idiot on a ladder” can now be revealed following the largest ever response to the latest annual competition run by the Ladder Association.

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Are you paying the price for not looking after your employees?

Are you paying the price for not looking after your employees? | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Businesses owners can see just how costly a health and safety lapse could be thanks to a brand new infographic by the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR). ‘Health & Safety at Work: The Cost of Doing Nothing’ shows that the cost of a qualified health and safety consultant is nothing in comparison to the cost of a health and safety claim.
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Farm Safety

This detailed infographic focuses on where most injuries and deaths occur on the farm and breaks down the figures to show what the major causes of the incidents are. It also looks at what can be done to alleviate the situation.
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The root of manufacturing safety concerns

The root of manufacturing safety concerns | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
You will always face the reality of human error defeating safety. If you recognize where these mistakes can happen, you have a much better chance of keeping human error under control.
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Worker’s fall lands Cardiff construction company in court

Worker’s fall lands Cardiff construction company in court | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Malcolm Milne, 59, from Caldicot, fell approximately 8ft from a single storey roof to the ground when a beam he was standing on gave way at Beach Cliff, Penarth, on 30 January 2013. He spent several days in hospital, was reliant on crutches for five months and has been unable to return to construction work since.
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South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

A waste firm in south-east London has been prosecuted after repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was often left in a dangerous condition.
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Somerset contractor in court for worker’s injuries in roof fall | Media centre - HSE

A former Tiverton building firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe arm injuries when he fell through an unguarded fragile roof light.
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Why the UK’s awareness of asbestos is still lacking | Health and Safety News

Why the UK’s awareness of asbestos is still lacking | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
It’s the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, yet there are still far too many people who are blissfully unaware of the problem. I am of course referring to asbestos.
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Explosion at Chinese Fireworks Factory Kills 6 - ABC News

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An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said.
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Firefighter electrocuted in Kentucky ice bucket challenge accident has died - Washington Post

Firefighter electrocuted in Kentucky ice bucket challenge accident has died - Washington Post | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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The viral ice bucket challenge fundraiser has been fading, but tragedy lingers for a Kentucky town.
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Scaffolding safety: 5 scaffolding safety do’s | Health and Safety News

Scaffolding safety: 5 scaffolding safety do’s | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
This blog explores the subject of safe scaffolding and focuses on 5 scaffolding do’s which ensure safety of a scaffolding work site. Read it for valuable information on how to maintain safety on site and ensure the wellbeing of workers and members of the public when scaffolding work is taking place.
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Asbestos: The Facts | Health and Safety News

Asbestos: The Facts | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Because of its abundance in favourable building properties, asbestos was widely used in construction after proving cheap to make during the industrial revolution. Not only was it fireproof and a great insulator but it also had a high tensile strength due to its fibrous composite.
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6 key requirements of an on-line health and safety management system

6 key requirements of an on-line health and safety management system | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Are you looking to make managing your business's health & safety compliance an easier, more efficient process? Maybe you're a risk assessor who is looking to the benefits of an electronic syste...
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Chessington fined £150,000 for four-year-old girl

Chessington fined £150,000 for four-year-old girl | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Chessington World of Adventures had insufficient measures in place to prevent or control the risk of falling... Fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £21,614 in costs.
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Creating a safe workplace for your lone workers

Creating a safe workplace for your lone workers | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
There is no general legal prohibition to working alone, but with a sizeable chunk of the UK workforce required to operate alone in remote locations and high-risk environments, businesses need to pay more attention and ensure they are providing adequate protection to create a safe workplace for everyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions about PPE

Frequently Asked Questions about PPE | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is any equipment that protects employees against potential health and safety risks while they are engaged in their work duties.
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The importance of first aid refresher courses

The importance of first aid refresher courses | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
First aid courses are becoming more commonplace, but many businesses fail to make use of the extra refresher courses these service providers provide.
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Construction company fined over worker’s serious injuries

A Grimsby construction company has been fined for safety breaches and ordered to pay compensation, after a worker suffered serious leg injuries while installing piles for a new school science block.
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Firm fined over building collapse scare in Harrow

A Harrow-based building firm has appeared in court after a botched demolition sent masonry crashing into the kitchen of a neighbouring property, narrowly missing an occupant who had just left the room.
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Setting up a health & safety procedure in a new business | Health and Safety News

Setting up a health & safety procedure in a new business | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Health and safety may not be the first thing on your agenda as a start-up, but it's something that needs to be considered early on. It will make your business easier to manage, and help you avoid paying out compensation for accidents and penalties from the Health and Safety Executive.
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Top 6 Grounding Site Dangers | Health and Safety News

Top 6 Grounding Site Dangers | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
If your facility is not grounded correctly, both your employees and your equipment are at risk. Electricity will find a path to ground, and if a worker is the path of least resistance, they will receive an electrical shock. Depending on the current in the system, the shock could be anywhere from mildly annoying to deadly.
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Little League coach killed in freak batting practice accident before son's game - Fox News

Little League coach killed in freak batting practice accident before son's game - Fox News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Fox News Little League coach killed in freak batting practice accident before son's game Fox News Becher, a married father of two, was reportedly pitching from behind a protective screen before the freak accident occurred before a Tri-State...
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Common hazards in the workplace | Health and Safety News

A great infographic detailing the most common hazards in the workplace – as well as some revealing statistics from the past year.
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Fire Prevention Week: The most effective PPE gear | Health and Safety News

Fire Prevention Week: The most effective PPE gear | Health and Safety News | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
All of us hope that we never have to resort to using fire-fighting equipment but having the knowledge about how and when to use it safely could save your life. That’s the overall message of Fire Prevention Week.
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