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?
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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£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.
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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