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Dangerous rebar load lands Liverpool docks owner with £300,000 fine

Port operator The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a banksman was seriously injured when he was crushed by a bundle of steel weighing nearly two tonnes.

Union launches guide to protect gig economy workers

The public service union Unison has published a new guide for its health and safety representatives to explain how the gig economy has affected its members and what support they can provide.

‘Massive fine’ for dismissive NZ concrete company

A New Zealand court has fined a concrete pump company NZ$500,000 (£260,000) over the “total lack of regard” it showed for its role in the death of an elderly man who fell from his mobility scooter.

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

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Simulation technology allows Royal Mail’s postal workers to experience a dog attack without any of the risk – or pain.

Marie Chandler, NATS

Personal experience has taught the air traffic controller’s OSH head the importance of managing stress and wellbeing.

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