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Groundworker sustains multiple injuries in excavation

A construction firm which was carrying out groundworks to install a water drainage system has been handed a £70,000 fine after one of its employees was struck by a falling piece of concrete.

Construction boss jailed for 14 months over London balcony deaths

A director has been jailed and his refit company fined more than £1m after two workers fell to their deaths as they hauled a heavy sofa into a luxury west London flat.

US workplace deaths plateau

The 40-year decline in the number of employees being killed at work in the US has begun to level off, figures published by the national trade union centre, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), reveal.


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Qatar Rail: The heat is on

We talk to the Gulf state rail project’s senior health and safety manager about changing the cultural mindset of a multinational migrant workforce and keeping it hydrated. 

IOSH Middle East Conference

The institution’s annual Middle East Conference saw the launch of its five-year strategy and explored developments in Qatar’s worker welfare standards and how the Qur’an can support a strong safety culture. 

Case study: Universal language

Dutch art students have helped an environmental consultancy raise hazard awareness among site workers worldwide.