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Dr Lesley Rushton to chair industrial injury council

Occupational cancer expert Dr Lesley Rushton has been appointed to chair the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC).

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.

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. 


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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.