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Fall from dangerous MEWP lands bed firm with £113k fine

A manufacturer of luxury bedroom furniture has been fined after an employee fell more than 2 m from a makeshift mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) that had been deemed “unacceptable” in a safety audit report from 2006.

Golf course manager fatally claimed competence with chainsaw

A golf club in Leicestershire has been ordered to pay a £150,000 penalty after it was found guilty of three breaches that led to a manager being killed by a falling branch.

Oz safety taskforce to protect stone industry workers from silica dust

The New South Wales government in Australia has set up a new safety taskforce to protect workers in the manufactured stone industry from crystalline silica dust exposure. 


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PPE special: Help at hand

Generic or inadequate safety glove specification can be worse than no provision.  

PPE special: Getting your kit off (and on)

Donning and doffing protective items are critical stages in their use.

PPE special: Unready to wear

Why is so little PPE designed for female workers and what can employers do about it?