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Council fined £100k over seven HAVS injuries

Dacorum Borough Council has been fined £100,000 for failing to protect its employees from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) after seven cases were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over a single year.

Union launches guide to protect gig economy workers

The public service union Unison has published a new guide for its health and safety representatives to explain how the gig economy has affected its members and what support they can provide.

Groundworks firm’s penalty for security guard’s serious hand injuries

A groundworks company has been fined after a security guard sustained serious hand injuries while helping a plant driver at a site in Avonmouth.

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Out of sight is not out of mind

Organisations that do not educate managers on the potential hazards, legal responsibilities and business benefits of effectively managing the safety and health of lone workers can leave these employees vulnerable to harm, isolation and potential violence

The art of seeing

A training technique typically used in art education offers a fresh perspective on identifying hazards.

Safe by design

Costain-Skanska JV’s work on the High Speed 2 rail link’s central London site has changed perceptions on sensitively delivering urban archaeology projects while pleasing two disparate professions.

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