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‘Longstanding failures’ at refinery that led to fatal explosion costs firms more than £6m

Two companies must pay more than £6m after “longstanding failures” to control the risks to safety from flammable atmospheres at the Pembroke refinery in south Wales eight years ago led to a fatal explosion.

Floor layer killed by toxic adhesive was wearing ‘completely ineffectual’ face mask

A property maintenance firm and a flooring manufacturer have been fined a combined £750,000 over the death of a floor layer in London. 

Care home fined after resident swallowed chlorine tablets

A care home where a resident with Alzheimer’s disease died after eating chlorine tablets has been sentenced.

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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

REACH: Brexit strategies

In the second of our articles on the EU’s chemicals overarching licensing regulation, we look at the potential paths for the UK when it leaves the bloc (Read our first article, REACH, the clock is ticking.)

REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

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