Safety Smart Monthly Update August 2022

9th August 2022 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!

Pandemic Pressure – The Drugs Don’t Work 

The pandemic has increased the number of employees misusing drugs and alcohol. We explore what this means for safety at work, and what IOSH members can do to keep on top of the problem..

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Did You Know

Global Disease and Injury Stats

Check out the full infographic here 

H is for Health 

For anyone concerned with safe and healthy working environments, the initials speak for themselves. But how have definitions of the ‘health’ part of OSH changed, and what does this mean for workplaces and OSH professionals?

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Case Studies

Building owner jailed after worker left paralysed

A building owner has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after an employee was left paralysed when a hoist platform he was working from plummeted from the third floor to ground level.

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Man charged after 88 cladding safety forms ‘fraudulently filled out’

A man has been charged with fraud after dozens of cladding safety forms were signed off by an unauthorised person, Merseyside Police has said.

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Building contractor sentenced over unsafe work practice

A Blackburn-based building contractor has been sentenced after unsafe work methods constituted a public risk and resulted in asbestos being disturbed.Read More 


From Twitter

Joinery firm fined after failings

A joinery firm in south east London has been fined £14,000 for health and safety failings, including putting its workers at risk of exposure to wood dust.

NEWS: Birmingham City Council to cut all funding to the cultural sector.

Give it a few years and British culture will be represented solely by four films about each one of the Beatles.

What a country.

Company and director sued after scaffolder receives electric shock

A Kent scaffolding company has been fined and its director given a suspended prison sentence after a scaffolder suffered an 11,000-volt electric shock.

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