Safety Smart Monthly Update March 2024

4th March 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

Put your mind at rest with the support of a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

It’s time to think differently about mental health in the workplace. At the heart of our services lies a commitment to fostering a safe and supportive workplace environment and providing the expertise to recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and effectively guiding employers and individuals towards the right mental health support.

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PPE isn’t meant to be uncomfortable

In the latest episode of the SHP Podcast hear from inclusive PPE campaigner, Katy Robinson, and chairman of SHP’s Editorial Board, Karl Simons, about raising awareness, changing attitudes and creating a movement for tangible change for inclusive PPE.

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Building Safety Regulator launches campaign for residents of high-rise buildings

The new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) is asking all those living in tall buildings in England to be aware of how new Building Safety laws affect them.

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CASE STUDIES

Engineering firm fined after employee loses 2 fingers

The worker, employed by Edwards Engineering (Perth) Limited, had been carrying out maintenance work on a grain dryer at East of Scotland Farmers on 28 June 2020.

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Company fined £450k and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer

A company has been fined £450,000 and the firm’s director has received a suspended prison sentence after a labourer was crushed to death at a construction site.

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Recycling company fined after worker injured by 300kg batteries

A recycling company in West Yorkshire has been fined £120,000 after batteries weighing at least 300kg fell onto an employee and severely injured him.


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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.

https://buff.ly/3qxDpkd

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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