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No workers killed in train accidents for eleventh year, rail body reports

There were no workforce fatalities caused by train derailments or collisions for the eleventh year in succession, the Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) has reported.

Mining industry not protecting female staff, index finds

The world’s largest mining companies are not doing enough to protect the safety of female workers, the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) has found.

HSENI pledges to cut high-hazard industry deaths

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has pledged to reduce fatal and serious workplace accidents by 10% over the next five years.

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Elephant in the room

With the latest UK stats showing an upward spike in fatalities and reflecting a pattern seen in other countries, how should we interpret these trends and what lessons can we draw from research?   

Friend or foe?

Simulation technology allows Royal Mail’s postal workers to experience a dog attack without any of the risk – or pain.

The right connections

Safety technology can revolutionise the workplace but there are pitfalls to watch out for.

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