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Suspended sentences for bosses who ignored consultants' advice over Legionella risk

Two men who ran a plastics manufacturing firm in Birmingham have been sentenced to serve 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after a court heard they ignored concerns raised over Legionella bacteria in a cooling tower at their business premises.

Construction managers need support to raise health bar

Managers on construction projects will only accept ownership of health risks if they are supported by knowledgeable OSH professionals and a range of occupational health experts.

Property co fined £600,000 for lack of HAVS surveillance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a property management organisation after five employees developed hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). 

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For want of a nail

How can organisations and health and safety professionals meet workers’ requirements and expectations in line with ISO 45001? 

Pathways to smooth landings

Heathrow Airport’s health and wellbeing strategy includes a focus on sustaining resilience at work and equipping line managers with the tools to support employee mental health.

Arias for improvement

The case of a viola player whose loss of hearing was deemed a workplace-related injury has prompted the Royal Opera House to review its safety and health processes.

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