HSE encourages farmers to manage the risks of building maintenance well as it launches latest inspection initiative

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding farmers to take simple steps to avoid, or manage, risk when carrying out building maintenance as it launches its latest inspection initiative. HSE inspectors will be visiting farms across the country this month to ensure risks during building maintenance, such as falling from a roof or ladder […]

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Company fined after employees exposed to asbestos fibres

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SSE Hornsea Ltd, operators of a natural gas storage facility near Atwick on the East Yorkshire coast, has been sentenced today after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that a team of three mechanical maintenance personnel were tasked with the removal of a non-return valve from a compressed […]

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Toilet roll company fined after worker injured by machinery

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A 22-year-old man had part of his finger severed whilst working at a toilet roll manufacturing company in Blackburn. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker lost the top of his right index finger when he touched a moving blade as he fed paper between two rollers, as part of the manufacturing process. The incident […]

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Company fined after worker covered in chemicals after tank failure

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An Essex based chemical company has been sentenced today after an employee was injured when a storage tank failed. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 17 September 2016, Mr Anthony Nichols, an employee of Industrial Chemicals Limited, was working at the company’s premises at Waggonway Road Industrial Estate, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear when a […]

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Bridgend County Borough Council to face prosecution following death of school pupil

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Bridgend County Borough Council that it will be prosecuted following the death of Ashley Daniel Talbot, a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014. Ashley was a 15 year old pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive who was involved in a collision with a minibus on the […]

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Lewisham council fined after failing to control risk

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The London Borough of Lewisham has today been found guilty and fined for failing to manage and control the risk of persons falling into vehicle inspection pits at their Wearside Service Centre in Ladywell. Southwark Crown Court heard how, a visitor to the Wearside Service Centre fell into a vehicle inspection pit striking her head […]

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Ontario Enhancing Enforcement to Ensure Worker Rights Are Protected

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Ontario
is enhancing workplace enforcement, penalties and education to ensure all new worker
rights under its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs are followed. This plan includes raising the minimum
wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time
workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, and providing at least
three weeks’ vacation after five years with the same employer.

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