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Study links bullying and violence at work to type 2 diabetes

Exposure to bullying and violence in the workplace may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a Nordic study has found. 

Hardware supplier’s commended SSOW did not prevent forklift crush

A company that describes itself as the UK’s largest supplier of fasteners, fixings and hardware products to the distributor and merchant trade has been fined £300,000 after an employee was struck by a forklift truck and permanently disabled.

Twelve workers’ HAVS land Welsh council in court

Wrexham County Borough Council has been prosecuted after 12 workers were found to have contracted harm-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The authority ignored its own policies on monitoring workers’ vibration exposure while using hand-held power tools, such as lawn mowers strimmers and leaf blowers.


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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. 

ICOH 2018 Congress

Occupational health specialists from around the world gathered to discuss issues including work-related cancer, musculoskeletal disorders and nanomaterials.