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Long hours leave wind farm workboat crews at risk of fatigue

The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a new campaign to tackle crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).

Effective return to work programmes after cancer are ‘essential’, says EU-OSHA

European businesses need to do more to support employees return to work after a cancer diagnosis, according to a new report.

Grenfell fire would not have spread but for cladding, says leaked report

A leaked dossier produced for the Metropolitan police’s investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire reveals that shoddy refurbishment contributed significantly to the fire’s spread. Seventy-one residents died in the June 2017 fire.

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The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

Noise and vibration special: Glasgow Subway, on the rigs

Freyssinet’s refurb of the Glasgow underground cut hand-arm vibration risk with bespoke drilling frames. 

Noise and vibration special: Double trouble

Some medicines and chemical substances are associated with permanent hearing loss, especially when combined with noise exposure. 

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