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Role of OH experts is vital in contentious cases, says lawyer

Occupational health experts are likely to have a more prominent role in future criminal prosecutions, a defence lawyer has said. 

Hotelier ignored repeated warnings of potential asbestos contamination during refurb

A hotelier has been fined over the disturbance of asbestos during the renovation of a four-star hotel in Devon. 

Karro Food’s £1.8m fine after workers fall through roof light

A Yorkshire food manufacturer has been fined £1.8m after two employees sustained serious injuries after falling through a roof light while fixing a leaky roof.

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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. 

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