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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.

Hand injury on disassembly line costs Viridor £133,000

Recycling company Viridor Waste Management has been sentenced after an employee’s finger was partially amputated on a fridge dismantling line. 

Mobile barriers deployed to protect road workers

Two giant mobile barrier lorries have been deployed in the West Midlands to improve the safety of road workers and to minimise disruption caused by roadworks and incidents.


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Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 

Kevin Furniss, APM Terminals

The most senior OSH practitioner at shipping giant Maersk has strong views on the need to talk the language of business and to work themselves out of jobs. 

Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.