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Cement firm handed £1m fine over factory fatality

The UK division of building products manufacturer Cemex has been convicted of safety failings after a worker was killed at its concrete block and paving factory in West Lothian.

Rip saw severed trainee’s fingers

A family-run construction firm has been ordered to pay more than £58,000 after a trainee worker suffered life-changing injuries when his hand was caught in a rip saw.

Log splitter sliced off tree surgeon’s finger

A tree surgeon from Devon had emergency surgery on his hand after his finger was sliced off by a log splitting machine.

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The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

Learning preferences: Style guide

Stephen Flounders says trainers have to be adaptable and use a range of techniques to meet different learners’ needs. 

Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 

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