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The current research director at the New York State Tri-Funds Administrator and Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America, Dr. Melius was one of the architects of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which established an extensive programme of medical monitoring and healthcare services for first responders, volunteers and survivors of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks.
He helped create the National Construction Safety and Health Research Program and worked closely with the Laborers' International Union of North America for 24 years as well as other building trades unions, and the International Association of Firefighters.
He also worked to protect workers from exposure to asbestos and other dangerous toxins on work sites, and to ensure that those who developed diseases as a result of workplace exposure received support.
McVey’s appointment as secretary of State for Work and Pensions gives her overall responsibility for the Department for Work and Pensions, including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).However, Labour and the GMB have both called on Prime Minister Theresa May to reconsider her decision. McVey was in charge of the HSE in 2013 after taking up the role of Minister of State for Employment.
The construction skills and training provider contacted the CSCS board in early January to terminate the card administration and contact centre contract, ending more than 20 years of its administration of the scheme. Each year, it processes more than 400,000 card applications and one million contact centre enquiries on behalf of CSCS.The not-for-profit CSCS has three-and-a-half years to secure a new service provider. To ensure a seamless transition, the CITB will continue to maintain the service until the new supplier takes over.
West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court was told that Puma Engineering and Construction employee David White was acting as a banksman when the accident happened on 16 November 2016. He was steadying a load of spools on the forklift as the driver transported them to a flatbed truck parked across the company’s yard in Totton. The truck drove into the back of White’s left heel and he spent four weeks in hospital, where his leg was amputated below the knee.
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found a team of three maintenance personnel had been tasked with the removal of a non-return valve from the compressed air distribution system at SSE Hornsea’s facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast when the incident happened on 27 February 2016. Unable to remove some of the sealing gasket, the workers used a wire brush mounted on an electric drill to remove the remaining material, which spread fibres from the gasket around the maintenance workshop onto floors, work benches and clothing.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the C & R Construction (SW) employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when the incident occurred on 11 May 2016.C & R Construction (SW) did not provide suitable edge protection. It also failed to ensure there was a sufficient risk assessment and did not ensure that those installing the edge protection and supervising the work had received adequate training.
The incident happened in December 2014 during the ground preparation for laying a concrete slab at incinerator ash processor Ballast Phoenix in Sheffield.A 21-tonne tracked excavator was digging out an old steel cable duct from a trench where the concrete was due to be poured, and a dump truck was parked behind it.As the excavator tracked back while digging out the duct, Darren Richardson was crushed between the two machines.