A small-scale mining company that was found guilty of breaching health and safety laws after one of its workers was injured and trapped in a mine collapse, has been fined £100,000, despite the firm facing liquidation.
A care company that provides housing support services for vulnerable adults and children has been fined £20,000 after one of its employees was raped by a service user, despite concerns being raised about this particular service user for more that 25 years.
When a couple of partners at Herbert Parkinson, the John Lewis textiles factory in Lancashire, approached branch safety advisor Rachael Murray to show her their bleeding fingers – the result of inserting hundreds of metal pin hooks into curtain headers by hand each week – she was not only shocked, but determined to do something about it.
Little more than a third of the global labour force has effective access to employment injury protection, and there are significant disparities between high and low income countries, a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems reports.
Businesses are being reminded that they have a legal duty to ensure that their premises have an adequate supply of fresh air in enclosed areas as part of a broad strategy to minimise the risk of the coronavirus from spreading via workplaces.
An Office of Road and Rail (ORR) report that provides quality assurance of safety data relating to All Lane Running (ALR) motorways supports National Highways claims that this type of smart motorway is relatively safer in comparison with other roads in terms of fatalities.