Safety Smart Monthly Update June 2022

6th June 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!

HSE will be focusing on dust across GB throughout June 2022  

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety is committed to improving the health of workers in the construction industry. From Monday 6th June the HSE will be conducting a month-long focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. 

Sites of all types and sizes will be visited to check that appropriate measures are in place to protect workers’ lung health from exposure to dust. 

HSE inspectors will look at the way work is designed and planned, and the measures in place to protect workers from harmful exposure to dust. 

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Rehab and Return To Work 

In the latest IOSH series exploring core OSH topics and your role in ensuring risks are well managed, they focus on rehabilitation and the journey back to work.

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IOSH magazine’s podcast series features exclusive interviews with industry experts, behind the scenes discussions with IOSH members, and conversations with future leaders of the health and safety profession.

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Firm fined £80,000 after fatality involving forklift

A seafood processing company has been fined after a worker died following injuries sustained when she was run over by a forklift. Karen Allen, an employee of QA Fish Ltd, suffered significant leg injuries as a pedestrian, following a vehicular collision in Scalloway, Shetland on 31 January 2018, Lerwick Sheriff Court was told.

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Two men sentenced after worker suffers fatal injuries after falling through fragile roof

Two men have been fined and received suspended sentences after a worker fell over five metres through fragile roof panels suffering injuries that subsequently proved fatal

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Lancashire County Council fined over Hand Arm Vibration issues

Lancashire County Council has been fined after several employees carrying out work in the highways department developed a debilitating nerve condition as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration.

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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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