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Rail freight co convicted over teenager’s 25,000-volt shock

The operator of a freight yard in Gateshead on Tyneside has been convicted after its failure to prevent four teenagers from trespassing resulted in a 13-year-old boy sustaining life-changing injuries. 

Teen chef had no training before deep fat fryer fall

A Michelin-starred pub in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, has been fined after a teenage apprentice was scalded by cooking oil while he was cleaning part of the kitchen’s extractor fan.

Council fined £200k for exposing primary school staff to asbestos

A school in Sittingbourne, Kent failed to heed recommendations from a survey to remove asbestos disturbed by its caretaker 18 months earlier, a court was told.   

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Cormac Gilligan, PepsiCo

The food and drinks maker’s vice president of environment, health and safety about attracting OSH talent and developing it. 

NFTS: life through a lens

From preventing mermaids from drowning to filming dynamic risk assessments, it is business as usual for the OSH head at the UK’s National Film and Television School. 

The voice of experience

Official attempts to clarify employers’ duties to protect work experience placements have yet to pay off. We find out where the confusion lies. 

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