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Construction plant breaches up 74% in six months

The number of traffic management breaches on UK construction sites has increased 74% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). 

Stevenson-Farmer review urges stronger HSE action on mental health

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should do more to increase employers’ awareness of their duties to manage mental health at work, a major report commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May in January has said.

First global OSH campaign focuses on zero harm

A global safety and health campaign has been launched today (4 September) by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Vision Zero initiative aims to reduce occupational accidents and disease with the aim of reaching zero harm. ISSA believes the campaign is not only the first global OSH improvement campaign but also the first international initiative to prioritise worker wellbeing as well as safety and health.


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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

Heather Bryant, Balfour Beatty

The resurgent infrastructure and construction services group’s OSH head is driving down accident rates with carefully phased programmes. 

Waddah Ghanem, Emirates National Oil Company

The executive head of OSH at Dubai's state oil producer talks about resilient systems, promoting happiness and fighting forecourt fires.