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

This year's Health & Safety North, hosted at Manchester's EventCity, gathered a record number of industry visitors with an increase of 30% year-on-year.

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


EVENTS
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
DSM Dyneema
LATEST NEWS
Health & Safety North attracts record crowd

Health & Safety North gathered a record number of industry experts and visitors to Manchester for two days of free seminars, best practice guidance and networking. Now on its 11th year, the 2017 event recorded a 30% increase in visitor numbers compared with 2016.

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Lessons learned from Grenfell Tower

In October, our sister publication Fire and Security Matters (FSM) hosted its first ever webinar, which focused on the lessons that can be learned from the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Mark Sennett reports on the key points that were raised.

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Entries open for Safety and Health Excellence Awards

We are welcoming entries for the Safety and Health Excellence Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in health, safety, wellbeing, fire safety and security.

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74% increase in traffic management breaches on construction sites

Construction safety group, The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 74% rise in 'traffic management' breaches on construction sites.

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Inadequate pre-use forklift inspections compromising safety, warns RTITB

Safety is at risk in many forklift operations due to inadequate pre-use inspections, warns RTITB.

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Clive Johnson confirmed as IIRSM deputy president elect

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) has announced that Clive Johnson has been confirmed as deputy president elect of the Institute.

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Unregistered gas worker sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work

A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced after carrying out gas work despite being no longer legally allowed to do so.

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Construction company fined after worker fell from height

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height.

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Toxicity Charge enforced to address London's 'filthy air'

The new 'T-Charge' comes into force today in a bid by Mayor Saddiq Khan to counter air pollution in London.

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Machinery safety training courses and seminars from Pilz in 2018

Pilz Automation Technology has set the dates for its range of machinery safety training courses and seminars for 2018.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Entries for the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2018 are now open!

There is no better way to show continued commitment to maintaining and improving safety standards.

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Cost-effective respiratory solution

Gone are the days of inconvenient and expensive fit testing, and the endless battle of ensuring your employees are clean shaven on the job.

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DuPont Tyvek - 50 years of scientific innovation in the service of protection

There are millions of people around the world today whose wellbeing is testimony to the superior protection properties of DuPont Tyvek garments.

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Prepare your business for future challenges

With the world of work changing rapidly, IOSH's annual international conference is set to aid businesses in preparing for the challenges that lie in store.

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Go for Zero: The Guidebook for managing safety risks

Every workplace accident generates cost, and potentially includes a severe human toll that impacts morale and productivity.

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The next Casella Noise course will return on November 21st

The Casella Noise Course has been created to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills required to effectively monitor workplace noise.

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Evac+Chair launches guide to emergency evacuation

In support of Business Safety Week back in September, Evac+Chair International launched its own guide to emergency evacuations to help businesses across the UK produce and monitor their own Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans (FEEP).

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Select hearing protection now available thanks to latest Cirrus doseBadge5 update

The industry-leading doseBadge5 noise dosimeter is now available with octave bands filters allowing for effective and accurate selection that enhances employee hearing protection.

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