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Contractor fined after worker overcome by carbon monoxide

A construction company has been fined £15,000 after a worker lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning at a site in Doncaster on 11 January 2018.

MPs call for action over rise in deaths from work at height

The All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has urged the government to take forward the recommendations in its report after the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest statistics showed an increase in the number of fatal injuries caused by a fall from height.

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. 

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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. 

Death on the job

What should safety professionals and their organisation do if an employee dies at work?

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The Asia Pacific OSH gathering heard about a range of initiatives to reduce its excessive workplace fatality toll. 

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