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NZ port operating co fined £263k over worker’s fatal 2.9 m fall

A port operating firm has been fined NZ$506,048 (£263,145) at Wellington District Court after the death of a worker at the company’s container assessment and repair facility in January 2017.

NI environmental remediation co pays £15k after excavation site fatality

An environmental remediation firm from County Antrim in Northern Ireland has been fined £15,000 after a tenant died when he was able to access an unsecured excavation site at the rear of his home in Rathfriland. He fell down a hole, hitting his head and was not discovered for two days.

Family firm’s director admits guilt over agency worker’s factory scalping

The director of a family firm founded in Warrington with the ambition “to be the best” has pleaded guilty to two health and safety charges after an agency worker was scalped in an industrial accident in June 2016.

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Power suits

Organisations may soon be giving workers ‘outside’ assistance to manage biomechanical hazards. 

Landsec: duty to manage

The FTSE 100 developer uses a belt-and-braces approach to control asbestos risk to its large supply chain.

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.

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