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Engineering co in court over boring machine accident

An engineering firm in Birmingham has been fined £86,000 after two workers were seriously injured when they were thrown from the chuck of a large vertical boring machine.

Council must pay £1.4m over child’s bollard injury

Hampshire County Council has been sentenced after a six-year-old girl was injured while playing on a street bollard that had been secured with cable ties. 

NZ school board in court after teacher and pupil seriously injured in scaffold fall

A school board of trustees has been ordered to pay NZ$100,000 (£49,338) after a teacher and student were knocked unconscious and left with brain damage after a mobile scaffold being used to set up lights in the school's auditorium toppled over.

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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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