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Marathon Oil fined £1.16m for offshore gas blast after corroded pipe ruptured

Oil giant Marathon has been handed a £1.16m fine over safety failures that caused more than two tonnes of methane gas to escape from a corroded pipe on one of its North Sea platforms.

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.

Five-star hotel pleads guilty after gas explosion injured 14

The owner of the Hyatt Regency London, a luxury hotel in Portman Square, Marylebone, may be fined as much as £4m for a gas explosion that injured 14 people in 2014.

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Error alert

Workers often recognise and correct their own errors before it is too late, research shows.

Alternative realities

Virtual reality has previously been more associated with gaming than with OSH training. But fighting zombies could give way to learning to fight fires. 

IOSH 2018

Post-Grenfell regulatory reform, ISO 45001 lessons, Formula One racing safety and managing accident investigations were among the highlights of this year’s conference. 

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