Safety Smart Monthly Update March 2022

7th March 2022 Posted in Blogs

Vibration Safety At Work

In the workplace, there’s no such thing as ‘good vibrations’. They are known to be a risk factor that contributes to musculoskeletal disorders. So what should safety professionals be doing to ensure their staff stay safe?

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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘break the bias’. IOSH asked nine women in the OSH profession how we can create a world free of discrimination.

Two years into the pandemic and its impact on gender equality around the world is clear. The sectors most affected by COVID-19 and associated restrictions – health and social care, retail, hospitality and domestic work – have mostly female workforces. Women have faced an unprecedented rise in workload, health risks and changes to work/life balance (European Commission, 2021). 

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Back to Basics: Chemical Hazards

In the latest article from IOSH magazine covering core OSH topics and your role in ensuring their risks are well managed, they focus on understanding chemical hazards.

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Case Studies 

£1.5m fine after electrician died following fall from crane platform

A company has been fined after an electrician died in a fall of approximately eight metres when an access panel on the raised walkway of an overhead crane gave way beneath him.

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Business fined for death of forklift truck operator 

Chestnut Building Centres, of Picton Road, Wavertree, was fined £94,500 for not maintaining on-site health and safety standards which resulted in the death of 62-year-old Robert Ambrose. In addition to the £94,500 fine, the firm was also ordered to pay investigation costs of £66,025 awarded to Liverpool City Council.

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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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