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February 2021

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 7 March to 28 December 2020 reveal that the mortality rate from COVID-19 in the UK working age population peaked in manual workers in processing plants, security guards and those in ‹elementary occupations› including construction and care work:

ioshmagazine.com


In correspondence published in the Lancet on 23 January, academics from De Montfort, Manchester and Nottingham universities recommend “restoration of an adequate health and safety inspectorate”… with the wherewithal to fulfil its mandate:

thelancet.com


Safety & Health Expo, the UK's largest dedicated event for health and safety professionals, has been scheduled to take place from 12-14 July 2021 at ExCel London. You can now register your interest in attending:

safety-health-expo.co.uk


The EU’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency (EU-OSHA) report, Workforce diversity and musculoskeletal disorders: review of facts and figures and case examples, shows the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and associated physical, psychosocial, individual and organisational risk factors in women, migrants and LGBTI workers.


Although the UK has left the EU, sector-specific guidance from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) helping employers and workers to stay safe and healthy on their return to work during and after the pandemic is immensely helpful:

osha.europa.eu


Hazardex 2021, the conference and exhibition for those in the high hazard and process industries, will be held on June 16th & 17th at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. There will also be a virtual access option to all streams for any delegates unable to attend in person:

hazardex-event.co.uk


Safety and Health Practitioner has published its Top 10 health & safety prosecutions of 2020. The year saw some huge fines for the likes of Leadec Limited, who were fined £2m, Tesco, Phillips 66 Ltd and Costain:

shponline.co.uk


Working remotely: How to spot signs of struggling employees by Dr Nick Zygouris, consultant clinical psychologist and director of mental health at Maximus UK:

covermagazine.co.uk


Pontrilas Sawmills Limited of Pontrilas, Hereford has pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 after a worker was fatally crushed in December 2017. The company was fined £200,000 plus costs of £22,016.

HSE


Migrant workers are more than twice as likely to be killed or suffer injuries in the workplace due to poor English skills. To address this, Make UK and the FlashAcademy have developed a workplace app to deliver health and safety technical training and general English skills in 20 languages:

personneltoday.com


January 2021

The Supreme Court has changed long-accepted coronial law and practice concerning the ‹standard of proof› that is needed to reach a conclusion of suicide or unlawful killing in inquests. This judgement could have significant repercussions for inquests arising out of workplace fatalities:

ioshmagazine.com


The HSE are providing free podcasts to help SMEs that make, use or supply chemicals understand what actions they need to take now that GB chemical regimes are in place for e.g. Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regimes, Plant Protection Products (PPP) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH):

HSE


Hazards magazine looks at the impact of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) keeping a safe distance from enforcement activity as Covid-19 raged in the workplace:

hazards.org


Chemical company Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd of Kingston upon Hull has pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 after a worker had an arm crushed in September 2017. The company has been fined £200,000 plus £8,261.28 in costs:

shponline.co.uk


According to research by Bupa Global, two in five (38%) business leaders in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with mental ill health during the pandemic:

bupaglobal.com


A fifth of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are still exhibiting symptoms five weeks or more after being infected with the virus, with a tenth suffering from “long Covid” for three months or longer, according to research from the Office for National Statistics:

personneltoday.com


The European Commission has launched Re-open EU mobile app to provide regular updates on coronavirus health, safety and travel measures across Europe:

eureporter.co


Dublin-based Doyle Shipping Group has been fined €850,000 following a fatal incident in June 2018. It pleaded guilty to Section 8(2)(a) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 contrary to Section 77(9)(a):

shponline.co.uk


IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign is raising awareness of occupational cancer, which kills 742,000 a year globally. Free resources here on asbestos, silica dust, solar radiation and diesel exhaust emissions:

notimetolose.org.uk (sign-up required). IOSH also provide COVID support materials and webinars: iosh.com/coronavirus


Safety and Health Practitioner has produced a guide to help home workers beat the “January Blues”:

shponline.co.uk


Food manufacturer Müller UK & Ireland LLP has pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11(1) of the Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 after an agency worker at its Shropshire site required finger amputations in July 2016. The company was fined £66,000 plus costs of £5,024.20:

shponline.co.uk


Sellafield Ltd has been fined £320,000 plus £12,079 in costs after an electrician suffered 15-20% burns while working without adequate training or supervision on high voltage equipment in April 2020:

ioshmagazine.com


December 2020

A new report on the Environment, Health and Safety Market, Revenue, Global Prospects by Future Growth, Cost, Key Participants and Emerging Trends predicts robust growth between 2020 and 2027:

industrytoday.co.uk


The oil and gas industry has committed to the new Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP) framework to monitor, report and reduce anthropogenic methane emissions:

edf.org (PDF)


Richard Vann, CEO of specialist engineering consultancy RVA Group, looks at waste and asks whether some demolition professionals could raise their environmental game:

khl.com


Waste recycling company Enva Scotland Limited has pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a fatal accident at its Paisley site in March 2018. The company was fined £264,000:

HSE


Food factories could be Covid-19 “super spreaders” this Christmas. TUC demand that Ministers update health and safety guidance and place a legal duty on employers to publish their risk assessments:

tuc.org.uk


The European Commission has reported on the implementation of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations:

uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com (requires signing up for a free trial of Practical Law).


Rhian Greaves of Pannone Corporate outlines how to help the clinically vulnerable remain safe at work from COVID-19 after research by disability charity Scope found that 22% of disabled employees have had their requests to alter working patterns declined:

ioshmagazine.com


A look at how wearable and smart technologies can improve safety, including exposure to hazardous environments:

utilityweek.co.uk


A whitepaper from Third Pillar of Health entitled ‹Sleep and fatigue in UK working populations› looks at the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in different worker groups:

shponline.co.uk


The UK’s Health and Safety Event has once again been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will now take place on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham. Registrations are open:

healthandsafetyevent.com/faqs

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