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HSE stats show ageing workforce continues to be an at-risk group

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) newly published statistics on workplace fatalities revealed that 147 people were killed at work in the 12 months to the end of March (a rate of 0.45 deaths per 100,000 workers). A quarter of fatal injuries were sustained by workers aged 60 or over. 

Campaign urges government to strengthen workplace sexual harassment law

A new joint campaign urging the UK government to introduce a law to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace has been launched by an alliance of unions, women’s rights organisations and the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Fatal lorry strike leads to £180,000 fine for grain storage firm

A grain storage company has been fined £180,000 following the death of a worker. 

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The view from the summit

Practitioners and investor representatives gathered in Paris to examine how safety and health fits into corporate social responsibility. 

Finlays: Top of the crop

The global tea and coffee producer’s zero-harm strategy secured first place at IOSH’s food and drinks industry awards last year. 

The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

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