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We scour the Internet for Health and Safety related news items on an almost daily basis.

The news articles and clippings, curated by MD Safety, highlight the requirements for compliance with UK Health and Safety Legislation and best practice across all industry sectors.

The majority of the information and cases will apply to a greater or lesser degree to our broad range of Clients and lessons to be learned will be able to be gained.

  A worker lost a finger and another badly injured his hand after health and safety breaches at a Bolton based company, a court heard.    Both men were working at Stateside Foods, a well known pizza maker, in 2020 when the two separate incidents happened.    Now four years on, Bolton Crown Court heard how a “roller” put in between two conveyor belts had lead to the first accident in January 2020.

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The Health and Safety Executive reported that nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering ill-health as a result of their work in 2022/23, with around half these cases due to stress, depression or anxiety.  As well as workers who report mental ill-health, there may well be many individuals who have experiences and symptoms that employers are not aware of.

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The Health and Safety Executive is looking into the collapse of a balcony at an £81million apartment complex in Barking, east London.  Huge pieces of timber and other debris crashed to the ground outside Weavers Quarter in the Gascoigne East estate. There were concerns about three other balconies.

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Menopause symptoms can be considered a disability and employers face being sued if they do not make 'reasonable adjustments', a watchdog has said.   The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued the guidance to clarify the legal obligations to workers going through the menopause. 

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The investigation into the death of Michael Jones at Bramley Moore is now being led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  Michael, who was 26, was killed while working on the construction of Everton Football Club’s new stadium on 14 August 2023.

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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.  Oleksander “Sasha” Rudyy, 49, had been removing supporting metal bars with an angle grinder as part of a large-scale renovation project involving three bordering sites when the structure collapsed. He was not aware the metal bars played a crucial role in supporting the structure.

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A woman and her friend had to climb up a tree to escape an attack by more than a dozen cows on a public right of way in North Yorkshire.  Janicke Tvedt and David Hood had set out on a popular circular walk from Masham with pet Labrador Goose, who was on his lead, on 25 July 2021. Part of their walk took them across the fields and public rights of way near Shaws Farm.

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HSE is inspecting manufacturing businesses that use metalworking fluids in their machining processes until March.  Health surveillance is a scheme of repeated health checks which are used to identify ill health caused by work. The aim is to detect any symptoms as early as possible. It’s not the same as health monitoring, health promotion or health screening. 

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A textiles company has been fined £60,000 after a man broke his arm when it was dragged into machinery at a site near Chorley.  The employee, a man from Blackrod in Greater Manchester, suffered serious injuries to his right arm in the incident at the factory operated by Pin Croft Dyeing and Printing Co. Limited in Market Street, Adlington, on 20 June 2022.

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Exposure to high noise levels can cause permanent hearing damage. It may lead to tinnitus or deafness. Noise can be a safety hazard at work, interfering with communication and making warnings harder to hear.

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