In order to avoid having to pay out costly insurance claims in court, always make sure to label all chemicals clearly. Any equipment that is potentially harmful or hazardous should have the relevant warning labels attached to avoid repercussions. It is common knowledge, and something you should definitely place as a high priority as the managing director in any company.
Part of the boiler house at the power station collapsed on 23 February during demolition work by Coleman and Company, killing one person, leaving three missing in the wreckage and injuring five others. In a statement, Coleman and Company said the move was “hugely disappointing”. “We have now reached a stage where we will be handing over the remaining recovery operation to another contractor within the next few weeks. This is of course hugely disappointing as we all wanted to recover our friends and colleagues and return them to their families,” it said.
In November 2012, Mark John Pointer was loading planks of wood onto his Land Rover when he fell backwards onto the yard surface after the straps he was using snapped. Amersham Crown Court heard that the man was then run over by the vehicle that was operating in the yard and died from crushing injuries. Travis Perkins pleaded guilty to breaching sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. As well as the fine they were ordered to pay £114,813 in costs. The company had initially denied a link between the offences and the death but had later conceded.
In office settings, your employees might frequently, and without much thought, lift stacks of paper, move chairs to and from conference rooms, carry heavy computer bags to meetings, quickly open supply drawers, and leave cabinet doors open...
The accident occurred when Edward Harris was walking from the car park to the shop on 29 January last year. He passed through a gap in the railings, which was the only route between the car park and the store, and walked behind the parked van. The van reversed and struck Harris. He was knocked to the ground and fractured the top of his femur. He also developed several complications as a result of the accident, including pneumonia, an acute kidney injury and a probable artery blockage in his lung.
Derby Crown Court heard how workers at Sandvik Mining and Construction (SMC) and Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screeners (SCMCS) were regularly exposed to hand-arm vibration via tools they were using to assemble and service crushers and screeners. SMC and SCMCS did not properly manage vibration risk to their employees between July 2005 and March 2014, and 2007 and February 2013 respectively, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found.
Students at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland were performing the opening night of the musical when the mishap happened. Headteacher Steve Cole told radio station Newstalk ZB the razor used on stage was real, but had been bound in duct tape. Mr Cole said he hoped the show would resume on Friday,
Safe chemical storage is critical to maintaining health and safety in the workplace. As with all areas of health and safety, following chemical storage best practices not only ensures you can stay regulation complaint, but safeguards the welfares of your employees and your customers.
Weedon was carrying out general repair work at the home of Antony Minehan in Southport, Merseyside, on 26 March 2014. Abacus Scaffolding North West had erected the scaffolding for some cavity wall insulation work. There were no guardrails, ladders, trap ends or ties on the scaffold and it had insufficient raker outriggers to ensure its stability.
As we reported last week, Practical Car and Van Rental Chesterfield contracted Sheffield-based Warburton Signs to install a large, lightweight sign to the gable end of an industrial building. Three operators had been assigned to the task and on 13 April 2015 they were fitting wooden batons to the building, to which the sign would be fixed.
The federal department responsible for the buildings that house 265,000 government workers has banned the use of asbestos in all new construction and renovation projects — a new policy that came into effect April 1, CBC has learned.
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