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Uncontrolled use of solvent lands aircraft livery firm with £66k fine

A fire that broke out in a hangar at London Southend Airport in Essex was caused by workers pouring an “extremely flammable” solvent on to the floor to clean it, a court was told. 

Worker loses leg in oil drum explosion

A commercial vehicle dealer has been fined £400,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9,670 after an oil drum blast resulted in a worker losing his leg from the knee down. 

Hundreds caught waterborne infection in dirty pool

The owner of a private swimming school in York has been sentenced after the outbreak of an intestinal parasitic infection made more than 160 children and parents ill.

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House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

Process driven

An essential element of managing high-hazard installations is process safety, but can it be applied usefully to smaller systems?

CERN – collision course

The underground centre straddling France and Switzerland is home to the 27 km tunnel containing the Large Hadron Collider and some very particular hazards. 

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