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Interserve failed to maintain generators at animal lab

The facilities management arm of support services and construction group Interserve has been sentenced after its failure to maintain emergency power systems at a UK government-owned laboratory could have exposed workers to hazardous biological agents during the loss of primary electricity supply. 

Stress cases hit 17-year high

The rate of stress and mental health problems among workers in Great Britain is the highest in 17 years, according to the injury and ill health statistics published yesterday by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Costain and Galliford Try hit for £2.8m after worker loses toes in sewage plant incident

Two construction firms have been fined £1.4m apiece after an agency worker, who had expressed concern about low staffing, was injured when his foot was drawn into a rotating screw conveyor.

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REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

Table Talk: ISO 45001 management standard

To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001. 

House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

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