Increased safety risks at harvest time

Increased safety risks at harvest time

In the agricultural industry, harvest time has the potential to see an increase in the risks to the health and safety of employees. In regions such as Essex, where farming is a significant industry, the advice from Safety Revolution to employers may be particularly important. Safety measures a....

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Man crushed by refuse truck

Two companies were fined after a hearing in Preston Crown Court that saw them plead guilty for violations of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Essex residents will be familiar with the refuse collection vehicles which collect their rubbish. Th....

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Tube maintenance worker crushed in accident

A contract Underground worker was gravely injured while engaged in routine maintenance in early June. The accident happened on the District Line at a tube station which is being redeveloped for Crossrail, the transport project that many commuters in Essex may have heard of. A director for Lond....

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Essex healthcare workers may suffer injuries from obese patients

More and more people in the United Kingdom are obese, and the problems they present for healthcare providers are evidenced by a new report about Freedom of Information data. According to the report, almost 1,000 healthcare workers in the U.K. were injured while trying to care for obese patient....

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Man crushed by one tonne load

The Health and Safety Executive has investigated the work practices of an Ipswich-based company after a worker was severely injured in a workplace accident. Workers who are employed by Essex companies may be aware that employers are responsible for the well-being of their staff and may be fine....

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Sick workers in Britain among the worst treated in Europe

A study comparing sick pay in the U.K to 16 European countries has shown that workers here are among the worst off. Essex employees may be aware that they are entitled to statutory sick pay if they fall ill, but the amount is a small fraction of the average monthly expenses for someone living in Bri....

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TUC fears the health and safety risks of leaving the E.U.

Leaving the European Union could lead to increased health and safety risks as worker protections could be eroded according to a report from the Trades Union Congress. The organisation released a report showing that 65 pieces of legislation have been implemented between 1997 and 2009 aimed at improvi....

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The ageing of the U.K. workforce

Because the age of the European workforce is rapidly advancing, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work recently launched a campaign called Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, and it might be of interest to Essex workers and their employers. Across Europe, 30 percent or more of the workforce ....

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How to file a workers’ compensation claim

Injured Essex workers must complete six important steps in the pursuit of a workers' compensation claim. You may want to keep this checklist handy, just in case an injury ever occurs. First, you will need to report the incident and related injuries to your employer. Every workplace has an individ....

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Worker maimed in work crush accident

A worker who was employed for 20 years at a company located in Dundee in Scotland was injured in a workplace accident that resulted in the loss of two of his fingers. Staff in Harlow, Essex, may be aware of the dangers of working with heavy machinery and the need to follow safe procedures no matter ....

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HSE reveals improvement in workplace health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive has released its latest health and safety statistics. Workers in England could be surprised that although 142 workers died in workplace accidents during the 2014-15 provisional year, this figure is down from the previous five years. Also, 76,000 work injuries were rep....

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Dangers of working from height in the UK

People in Essex who work high above the ground understand the dangers the work involves. While there have been several safety advancements in the past 40 years, a fair number of people are still seriously injured or killed due to falling at work. The Work at Height Regulations control the types o....

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The most dangerous jobs in the United Kingdom

In spite of health and safety regulations aimed at providing a safe working environment, each year 140 people in the United Kingdom on average die in accidents at work. A report that highlights the most dangerous industries and jobs in the country may be of interest to those in Essex employed in tho....

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Ford using virtual reality to prevent workplace injuries

Construction and industrial workers in Essex are at a serious risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders. These types of injuries are usually caused by repetitive physical labor involving heavy lifting and awkward postures. They account for more than 40 percent of all work-related injuries in the....

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Company fined for breaching safety regulations

An inspector for the the Health and Safety Executive declared that it would take measures against companies that failed to adhere to industry safety standards. Waste and recycling companies, operating in Essex and elsewhere, were described as having one of the worst accident rates of any industry. S....

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Factory fined in accident that left worker permanently injured

Essex residents may have heard about the recent charges brought against a Merseyside food company in connection with an accident that left an employee severely injured. According to the report, English Provender Company entered a plea of guilty to two breaches after one of its employees received per....

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Legal proceedings following asbestos death

Residents of Essex may be familiar with the dangers of working with asbestos and the latent health risks that exposure to dust and particles from the material pose. The widow of a painter and decorator who died of mesothelioma two years ago believes that his cancer may have been caused by his exposu....

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Father dies from asbestos exposure

Fifty years ago asbestos was commonly used by construction companies in Essex and across England, and the damaging effects of exposure to that material are still being seen today. Two building companies have paid out over £120,000 to the family of a builder who died in April 2013, at the age of 84,....

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Men killed in balcony collapse in capital city

Six men were injured and two men died when a balcony collapsed in Cadogan Square as they were delivering a sofa to a first floor flat in Knightsbridge. One man died at the scene, and another died after being rushed to the hospital. It is thought that the two men were attempting to lift the furniture....

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