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Aluminium fabricator fined over chain mesh sling fall

Boal UK has been ordered to pay £133,000 after a worker sustained serious hand and leg injuries during a failed lifting operation.

Engineer suffers first-degree burns from high-vis shirt

In what is thought to be the first reported case of burns from retro-reflective tape, an Australian doctor is warning of the dangers of wearing high-vis shirts in direct sunlight.

NI firm fined after worker loses arm in rotating screw auger

A Co. Antrim man has been ordered to pay £20,000 after an employee had an arm amputated by a screw auger conveyor at an animal feed manufacturing site.

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Learning from: expert witnesses

Three specialists outline five key lessons that OSH professionals can consider in their work.

Error alert

Workers often recognise and correct their own errors before it is too late, research shows.

High priorities

A report from a UK parliamentary group makes four recommendations to reduce the overall number of falls related to work at height, the cause of one in four workplace fatalities.

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