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Specialty minerals firm fined £200k after worker fatally struck by forklift

A company that manufactures calcium carbonate for the global paper and packing industry has been fined £200,000 for failing to segregate pedestrians and vehicles at its Birmingham premises after a worker was struck by a forklift truck, leaving her with fatal injuries.

Quiet electric vehicles must make engine noise to protect pedestrians

Manufacturers of electric vehicles inside the European Union must now fit sound generators to alert other road users and vulnerable pedestrians, under an EU regulation that came into force today (1 July).

Government proposes banning old tyres on HGVs and passenger-carrying vehicles

The UK government is consulting on whether to ban tyres of more than ten years old on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses. 

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Driver safety special: A mounting concern

Two years in, Biffa’s campaign to stop reckless driving on pavements has shifted gears. 

Driver safety special: Driven to change

Driver performance data is of limited use if you don’t use it to coach better behaviour. 

Formula E Operations: Circuit testing

We talk to the race organiser’s senior OSH manager about managing the world’s first fully electric car championship. 

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