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Welcome to the latest e-newsletter from Health & Safety Matters.

This year's Health & Safety Event looks set to be the biggest and best yet. Taking place at Birmingham's NEC from 21st to 23rd March, the event will provide visitors with 48 conference and seminar sessions, more than 200 principal suppliers of health and safety equipment, services and training, and access to 400 trade stands across three shows thanks to a unique co-location between The Health & Safety Event, MAINTEC 2017 and Facilities Management 2017.

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Chris Shaw
HSM Editor
cshaw@western-bp.co.uk
Editor's Blog


EVENTS
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
Maintec 2017
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
Facilities Management 2017
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
21st - 23rd March 2017
LATEST NEWS
Free health & safety seminars and exhibition

This year's Health & Safety Event will provide visitors with free access to an even bigger and better educational programme and exhibition.

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BSIF Safety Awards to take place at Health & Safety Event

The 2017 BSIF Safety Awards will this year be announced at the Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

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Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

National bread maker Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall.

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Asbestos analyst fined for falsifying documents

An asbestos analyst has been fined after he falsified an asbestos air clearance certificate, following licensed asbestos removal in Manchester.

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Jaguar Land Rover fined £900,000 after worker injured

National car manufacturer Jaguar Landover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.

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Work-life pressures put employees' health at risk

People are finding workplace pressures increasingly difficult to deal with and often more stressful than personal issues, according to new research from Bupa UK.

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Food manufacturer fined for safety failings

A Northamptonshire crisp and snacks manufacturer has been fined after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers.

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Construction company fined after contractor receives life changing injuries

A Lincoln based construction company, specialising in fitting mezzanine floors has been prosecuted after a contractor fell onto a concrete floor.

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Company prosecuted after workers were severely burned

A North East engineering company was sentenced today for safety breaches after two of its workers were burned when they were sprayed with chemicals during chemical cleaning of a pipework system.

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Builder prosecuted for worker's fall

A builder from Surrey has been prosecuted for the fall of a worker. Redhill Magistrates heard how the worker fell 3.2 m through an opening in a roof onto a concrete floor. He survived the fall but was left with broken ribs, swelling to his brain and nerve damage.

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HRH The Princess Royal opens new Berendsen plant

On 13 January, Berendsen commemorated the official opening of its new-built textile service operations plant in Meadowfield, Durham, conducted by HRH The Princess Royal.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Alpha Solway launches the new Alpha Flow Protective Mask range to help workers breathe easily

Renowned disposable respirator manufacturer Alpha Solway is helping protect workers against the threat of breathing hazards with the launch of the new Alpha Flow Series, which includes the UK's first P3 charcoal filter.

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Call to businesses on modern day slavery: Become part of the cure and not the problem

Arco, a leading UK safety company, has made a call to businesses, urging them to ask the suppliers within their supply chain about their ethical assurance measures, in particular about due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in their business and supply chains.

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Casella launches the Apex2 Intrinsically Safe Pump

Casella's flagship air sampling pump the Apex2 is now approved for use in potentially explosive environments, such as those found in oil refining, mining and more.

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Save lives with lockout for large gate valves!

Safely lock out gate valves with diameters up to 18 inch (457 mm) with the Brady's new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout. Easily store or carry the device thanks to its 3 time folding system.

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FFP3 Disposable Respirators - HSE found half of models tested had faults

The Health & Safety Executive has launched a report highlighting market surveillance testing of samples of 10 Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) - specifically FFP3 respirator models - from 10 different manufacturers that are available on the UK market. The aim was to determine whether each sample meets a range of health and safety performance requirements required by the standard.

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Cirrus Research strengthens sales team with new appointments

Noise monitoring specialist Cirrus Research has started 2017 with a number of key appointments in sales and support at its Head Office in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire.

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Tank-Pro portable multigas monitor for inerted environments

Hydrocarbon gases stored in inerted environments create a particular flammable gas detection challenge.

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Deliver your own in-house fire safety training with the FPA

Helping you deliver effective and competent training with up to date resources and regulatory compliance.

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