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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. 

RoSPA urges employers to cut non-work injuries

Businesses should apply OSH principles to out-of-work activities to reduce staff injuries, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Solar panel installer sustained spinal fracture in 5 m scaffold fall

A contractor and scaffolding firm must pay almost £63,000 after a subcontracted worker plunged 5 m through poorly erected scaffolding after the roof’s edge protection gave way.

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Tim Proctor, ISS UK

The UK group safety head at the facilities services giant emphasises the need for practitioners to be seen as business partners. 

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?

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