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Quarry operator fined £30k for employee’s conveyor injuries

A Scottish quarry operator must pay £30,000 after its failure to prevent a maintenance worker from accessing a conveyor belt on an unisolated screener unit resulted in severe injuries to his hand and arm.

Leap in Australian workers testing positive for methamphetamines

The proportion of Australian workers testing positive for methamphetamine use increased from 1.5% in 2016 to 1.9% in 2017 according to new statistics from the country’s drug testing organisation SafeWork Laboratories.

Effective return to work programmes after cancer are ‘essential’, says EU-OSHA

European businesses need to do more to support employees return to work after a cancer diagnosis, according to a new report.

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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. 

Learning from: quality managers

In our series on what OSH professionals can learn from other professions, we look at those who are responsible for minimising defects and ensuring improvement. 

Foundation documents

Whether it’s for your own organisation or someone else’s, we look at the essential components to include in a safety and health policy. 

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