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Health and safety in the supply chain

Health and safety in the supply chain | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
For many years now, it has been widely acknowledged that any one action within any part of the supply chain can have a knock on effect, positively or negatively, further down the line.

To give an example, imagine a supplier changing the weights of their products, to make them bigger in order to transport more efficiently, reducing the individual units. Further down the line there would be an increased risk of manual handling injury to retailers and customers further down the line.
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Taylor Carran's curator insight, March 25, 12:54 AM

This is an interesting and relevant article as it raises the importance of the supply chain, how one simple change can have a domino effect for the other workers that are involved. It is important that workers have basic knowledge on the product that they work with. Ranging from where it comes from to what happens after. This is so they can understand how a small change to their work can be a life threatining change to others that deal with the product after. 

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Does what it says on the tin – The importance of health and safety labels

Does what it says on the tin – The importance of health and safety labels | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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.
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E-Cigarette Explosions: Comprehensive List

E-Cigarette Explosions: Comprehensive List | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
List and deep analysis of more than 160 e-cigarette explosions reported in the media worldwide to date. The most complete list available anywhere online.
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Major frozen food manufacturer fined for safety failings

A major frozen food manufacturer based in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm.
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Man survives nine hours trapped under thousands of tonnes of chees

Man survives nine hours trapped under thousands of tonnes of chees | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Man survives nine hours trapped under thousands of tonnes of chees
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Didcot update: Coleman and Co must hand over recovery operation | IOSH Magazine

Didcot update: Coleman and Co must hand over recovery operation | IOSH Magazine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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.
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Travis Perkins fined £2 million after customer run over in company’s yard | IOSH Magazine

Travis Perkins fined £2 million after customer run over in company’s yard | IOSH Magazine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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.
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Avoiding Common Office Injuries | Liberty Mutual Insurance

Avoiding Common Office Injuries | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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...
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Altrincham building contractor sentenced over block collapse and multiple unsafe working practices | Media centre - HSE

Altrincham building contractor sentenced over block collapse and multiple unsafe working practices | Media centre - HSE | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
A Cheshire building company has been sentenced for safety failings at a building site in Altrincham where they were building residential houses and apartments.
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Co-op home delivery van ran over 88-year-old customer | IOSH Magazine

Co-op home delivery van ran over 88-year-old customer | IOSH Magazine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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. 
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Sandvik divisions pay over £300k for hand-arm vibration exposure | IOSH Magazine

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. 
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Bullying in the workplace is still “all too common”, survey reveals - SHP Online

Bullying in the workplace is still “all too common”, survey reveals - SHP Online | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
A survey of 2,000 workers has revealed that bullying in the workplace is still extremely common.

Via Safety Train, Taylor Carran
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Safety Train's curator insight, August 25, 2015 5:09 AM

You really need to tackle violence to staff - Those who work with the public - see  http://safetytrain.org.uk/cieh-accredited.html

Taylor Carran's curator insight, March 24, 9:49 PM

This really enjoyed reading this article, it is very relevant to me as I have been a victim in workplace bullying which was so bad to the point I stopped going to work. Too often people get away with workplace bullying, the victims are too scared to report it and as this article highlights they often say it's just "Banter". I have a goal to help any worker that has fallen victim to workplace bullying and to the best I can to help them as I personally know how horrible it can be. 

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18-year-old killed on job just months after graduating high school; $105K fine

18-year-old killed on job just months after graduating high school; $105K fine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
"This young man was fresh out of high school with a lifetime ahead of him," said Mark Hysell, OSHA's area director in Eau Claire, WI. This tragedy means a six-figure fine and placement in an OSH
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Boys' Throats Cut In Sweeney Todd Show Mishap

Boys' Throats Cut In Sweeney Todd Show Mishap | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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,
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Best practice chemical storage in the workplace

Best practice chemical storage in the workplace | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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.
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Worker Is Killed in Accident at Trump SoHo Tower

Worker Is Killed in Accident at Trump SoHo Tower | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Officials have confirmed that a construction worker died at the site of the planned Trump SoHo hotel and condominium tower at 246 Spring Street in Manhattan.
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Manslaughter term for landlord who covered up employee’s scaffold fall

Manslaughter term for landlord who covered up employee’s scaffold fall | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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. 
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Demolition contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings | Media centre - HSE

Demolition contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings | Media centre - HSE | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
A Hertfordshire based contractor has been found guilty for a series of safety failings across two separate sites.
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Sign maker sent workers back onto unsafe roof after fall | IOSH Magazine

Sign maker sent workers back onto unsafe roof after fall | IOSH Magazine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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.
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Employer fined after employee falls through fragile roof | Media centre - HSE

Employer fined after employee falls through fragile roof | Media centre - HSE | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Phillip Posnett, a self employed business man has been fined after his employee fell through a fragile sky light on a farm building.
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HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings | Media centre - HSE

HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings | Media centre - HSE | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said:
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Steelcase Global Report | Employee Engagement and the Global Workplace

Steelcase Global Report | Employee Engagement and the Global Workplace | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
This report outlines the positive correlation between the work environment and employee engagement around the world. Download to explore key findings and data.
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Sentencing after worker dies in trench collapse

Sentencing after worker dies in trench collapse | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
A self-employed contractor has been sentenced after an employee died when the trench he was working in collapsed on him, at Longstone Farm, in Pembrokeshire
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'Worksite of horrors' exposed workers to asbestos, lead: $700K fine

'Worksite of horrors' exposed workers to asbestos, lead: $700K fine | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
Renovations at a former New York psychiatric center exposed workers to lead and asbestos hazards, leading to a huge OSHA settlement for this real estate development company.  Dover Greens
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Asbestos banned in construction, renos at federal buildings

Asbestos banned in construction, renos at federal buildings | Workplace Accidents | Scoop.it
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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