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Social housing regulator issues councils with safety notice after Home Standard violations

England’s Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has written to all councils that own housing stock reminding them of their responsibilities under the regulatory standards for tenants’ safety and health.

Shrewsbury NHS trust fined after disturbing asbestos

An NHS hospital has been sentenced over the disturbance of asbestos during the refurbishment of an accommodation block. 

Notify Sea King maintenance staff of potential exposure to asbestos, union urges

Unite has called on defence secretary Penny Mordaunt to ensure that all Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff who worked on the Sea King helicopters are warned they may have been exposed to asbestos.


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House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

Graham Parker, Mapeley Estates

As he steps down from IOSH’s most senior elected post, we talk to the 50th president about a packed 12 months and keeping on top of his day job. 

OH 2017: Northern exposures

Brexit, mental health in construction, asbestos surveys and industrial sweeping were among the topics aired at the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s (BOHS) annual gathering in Harrogate.