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HSE prosecution rate down by a quarter, latest stats reveal

The HSE’s ability to bring prosecutions to a successful conclusion saw a noticeable downturn in 2018/19, as the total number of cases that resulted in a verdict – whether conviction or acquittal – dropped 23% from 509 in 2017/18 to just 393. That is one of a range of insights in the regulator’s annual statistical release, published last week (30 October).

Campaign urges U-turn on funding cuts to narrow UK’s widening 'enforcement gap'

A flagship campaign to reverse funding cuts to enforcement agencies has been launched, arguing that local and national safety enforcement teams have been “slowly eroded”.

‘Massive fine’ for dismissive NZ concrete company

A New Zealand court has fined a concrete pump company NZ$500,000 (£260,000) over the “total lack of regard” it showed for its role in the death of an elderly man who fell from his mobility scooter.


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Death on the job

What should safety professionals and their organisation do if an employee dies at work?

Driven to distraction

Inattentive and distracted drivers carry risks for their employers as well as the public.

IOSH 2018

Post-Grenfell regulatory reform, ISO 45001 lessons, Formula One racing safety and managing accident investigations were among the highlights of this year’s conference.