Three senior managers at a food waste recycling plant in Leicestershire have been handed prison sentences for gross negligence that resulted in two workers being overcome by toxic fumes and drowning in a road haulage tanker containing pig feed. The Newark-based family-owned and run business, which is being liquidated, has been fined £2m. We spoke to the HSE’s Principal Inspector to get the full story.
Railway infrastructure contractor VolkerRail Ltd has been fined £550,000 after a trench collapsed onto a railway worker, causing life-changing injuries and resulting in him being placed in a medically-induced coma. We spoke to Simon Barber, HM Inspector of Railways at the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), about what happened.
A new report commissioned by employee benefits provider Unum UK argues that the UK’s current Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system is no longer fit for purpose and proposes replacing it with Statutory Sickness Support.
Watch this webinar to hear how local authority company Greener Ealing collaborated with technology experts Alcumus to build a winning safety culture through a single integrated EHSQ system; with guest speaker Sandra Hewey, HSEQ and training manager at Greener Ealing.
In this exclusive interview, IOSH magazine’s former editor Nick Warburton speaks with Professor Dame Carol Black about the importance of giving occupational health a strategic leadership role after it provided an invaluable service supporting business and organisational operations during the pandemic.
Employment groups have called on employers to work proactively with employees who are suffering from the long-term effects of coronavirus and make reasonable adjustments so individuals can be better supported to stay in or return to work.
The Japanese digital giant invites its home workers to take an hour a week for a non-work activity to support their safety, health and wellbeing. IOSH magazine spoke to Simon Head CFIOSH, head of international health and safety, about Fujitsu’s people-first approach.
HAVSPRO, a new solution for the accurate, real-time measurement and monitoring of workplace vibration, will protect employees from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV), while helping employers to not only meet, but exceed Health & Safety standards.
How Better Learning from Accidents and Near Misses Transforms Safety Culture, Part 4, is the latest instalment in a ground-breaking series from the leading human factors specialist Ian Pemberton. In these free live CPD webinars you will explore how the world’s leading employers undertake meaningful investigations that deliver better learning from accidents and near misses.
Access to real-time sampling and monitoring data from workplace dust exposure is a game changer for workers, employers and Occupational Hygienists alike. Practical dust sampling and monitoring from DustCanary’s new light-weight wearable devices help to mitigate the risks posed by dust across a range of work environments.
Experts in gas monitoring instrumentation since 1976, Shawcity is one of the UK’s leading Fixed Gas detection system specialists. Already trusted by thousands of businesses across the UK and Ireland, the team is continuing to expand throughout 2022 to keep up with growing demand.