Safety Smart Monthly Update April 2024

9th April 2024 Posted in Blogs

If you missed out on our last newsletter – never fear! we’ve pulled together all the information in this blog post and there’s plenty to catch up on

April is Stress Awareness Month

This April, Britain’s bosses are being invited to follow five simple steps to prevent and reduce stress in their workplace.

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working Minds campaign has called on employers to support workers mental health during Stress Awareness Month.

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Arco backs SHP campaign for PPE inclusivity

Major UK safety equipment supplier, Arco, has declared its support for SHP’s campaign to raise awareness of the need for inclusivity in workplace PPE. As part of its public affairs strategy, helping to shape the UK’s health and safety agenda, the company recently gave its support to local MP Emma Hardy in bringing this issue to Parliament.

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Lives depend on asbestos action, says IOSH

 25 years on from the deadly material being banned in the UKFor Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1-7 April), the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has renewed its call on the Government to work with policymakers, regulators, employers and worker representatives to increase awareness.

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Company fined after employee crushed to death 

A company in Hertfordshire has been fined after an employee was crushed to death.

James Rourke lost his life after being struck and run over by an excavator at Sarazen Gardens, Brampton on 18 November 2019.

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Investigation launched after Gogglebox star falls from height 

George Gilbey, a self-employed electrician who appeared on Channel 4’s Gogglebox TV show, died after falling from height at work.

Essex Police said that Mr Gibley “died at the scene” on the morning of 27 March at a workplace in Shoebury in Southend-on-Sea.

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Construction firm fined after worker dies from fall

A construction company in Kent has been fined after a sub-contractor fell and died from his injuries.

Mark Tolley, 51, fell nearly two metres through an opening in a scaffold on 5 July 2017 while working on the construction of six houses on Smarden Road in Headcorn, Kent.

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From Twitter

Occupational skin cancer is on the rise with two out of three workers unaware they are at risk of skin cancer resulting in many not applying adequate protection whilst working outdoors.

This is the Birmingham I actually live in. This is my real experience, shame a bunch of aggressive divisive idiots sullied it for a while, off they pop.

This is the reality of what women in public service regularly face and will remain to face in our future unless we confront abusive men who feel they have a right to intimidate women. Bless that these men think they could shout Jess down ⬇️

Recycling company fined after workers exposed to wood dust

A wood recycling company has been fined after the long-term health of workers was put in danger due to excessive exposure to the dust their work created.

#WoodDust #CaseStudy #IndustryNews

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