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Worker crushed after clearing baler jam without deactivating power

A recycling centre in Manchester has been fined after a worker’s hand was seriously crushed in an unsafe baler.

Worker’s head and upper body horrifically crushed in poorly guarded machine

A Northampton-based engineering firm has been fined after an operator was crushed while making moulds for a casting machine.

Wood products maker and director fined after woman scalped

A manufacturer of stair parts has been fined almost £500,000 after a female agency worker was scalped in an incident involving a rotating drive shaft.


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The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

Learning preferences: Style guide

Stephen Flounders says trainers have to be adaptable and use a range of techniques to meet different learners’ needs. 

Mobile learning: On the small screen

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