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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.

NZ structural steelwork co failed to assess risk of beams toppling in fatal crush incident

A steelwork company from New Zealand’s South Island that was fined NZ$250,000 (£129,118) after a heavy steel beam fell and fatally injured a worker did not carry out an effective risk assessment, a court has been told. 

Inadequately guarded block making machine crushed worker’s hand

A concrete products maker that failed to properly guard a machine at its site on Rock Road in Sussex has been sentenced. 


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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.