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Southwark Council’s screening of hand car washes finds evidence of modern slavery

Southwark London Borough Council has screened all hand car washes in the borough for safety and health risks and potential labour exploitation.

Why respiratory protection is so important

Dust and fumes are a problem with which we are all familiar in our homes, but it can be a much more serious problem in the workplace. Paul Riddick, co-founder and technical director at fume and dust extraction specialists VODEX Ltd explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.

HSE issues warning over electrical supply connections after worker’s flashover burns

A worker who threw a crowbar at live electrical equipment that he thought had been isolated sustained severe burns when this caused a flashover.

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Health and Wellbeing at Work 2019

The 13th annual event in Birmingham covered issues ranging from leading health indicators to psychological safety. 

PPE special: Right steps

Employers can minimise the risk of injuries from slips, trips and falls by selecting the correct safety footwear. 

PPE special: Awake to danger

Fatigue is a disturbing cause of workplace accidents and stress-related conditions but choosing the correct PPE for the job can mitigate the risks. 

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