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Digital platforms’ rating system will benchmark gig economy work standards

A joint UK-South African research project has developed a rating system to measure working conditions in the digital gig economy.

Utility management co’s £400k fine for farm’s powerline electrocution

A utility management services provider must pay £400,000 after a driver operating on its site received a fatal electrical shock when the extendable grab arm on his lorry came into contact with an overhead power line. 

Training failures left delivery driver with traumatic brain injury on first day of work

An agency worker who fell off a raised tail lift and suffered a brain injury on his first day in a new job had not been trained to use the equipment safely, a court was told.

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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

Waddah Ghanem, Emirates National Oil Company

The executive head of OSH at Dubai's state oil producer talks about resilient systems, promoting happiness and fighting forecourt fires.

Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.

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