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Groundworks contractor prosecuted over cable strike

G&R Groundworks has been fined after an operative struck an underground electricity cable resulting in multiple serious burns.

HSE stats show ageing workforce continues to be an at-risk group

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) newly published statistics on workplace fatalities revealed that 147 people were killed at work in the 12 months to the end of March (a rate of 0.45 deaths per 100,000 workers). A quarter of fatal injuries were sustained by workers aged 60 or over. 

Social housing regulator issues councils with safety notice after Home Standard violations

England’s Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has written to all councils that own housing stock reminding them of their responsibilities under the regulatory standards for tenants’ safety and health.

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Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 

Clear your head

How can we stop cognitive bias clouding our judgement in accident and incident investigations?

House of hazards

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

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