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MSDs causing more than a quarter of DALYs lost in NZ

Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.

‘Blue tape’ business rules report aims to help SMEs find ‘proportionate’ advice

The safety and health rules businesses impose on each other – often referred to as “blue tape” – combined with inconsistent, sometimes incompetent advice threaten to discredit sensible regulation and good guidance and practice.

Council found guilty after child sustains head injury from defective bollard fall

A jury has found Hampshire County Council guilty of breaching s 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a six-year-old girl sustained a serious head injury in an incident involving a defective bollard.

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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. 

Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.

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