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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.

Electrical contractor fined after two fell down floor hatch

Two pensioners sustained injuries when they fell through an uncovered floor hatch at a home in Scotland, a court has been told.

‘Wholly avoidable’ cable strike leads to £35k fine for sign fitter

A sign-fitting contractor has been sentenced after a worker was severely burned when he accidentally struck an underground cable with a breaker in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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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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