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Taxi drivers exposed to highest levels of diesel fumes, research finds

A study led by King’s College London researchers and funded by IOSH has found that taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon, an indicator of diesel engine fumes, compared to other professional drivers including couriers, truck drivers, waste removal and emergency service workers.

Tube drivers to cut speed by half due to ‘noisy’ tracks

London Underground drivers have been instructed to drive slowly on four tube lines in an ongoing dispute over the “barrage of noise” created on certain lines.

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.

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Error alert

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

Friend or foe?

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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