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

On 10th and 11th October 2017, Health & Safety North - the largest of its kind in the north of England - will attract professionals from across the region for two days of educational seminars, industry debates, networking opportunities and equipment displays.

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Chris Shaw
HSM Editor
Editor's Blog

Health & Safety North 2017
Health & Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
Fire Safety North 2017
Fire Safety North
EventCity, Manchester
10th - 11th October 2017
A+A Trade Fair
Düsseldorf, Germany
17th - 20th October 2017
The Safet & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
DSM Dyneema
Health & Safety North: The biggest and best yet

The Health & Safety Events are the fastest growing suite of exhibitions and conferences in the UK. To accommodate growing attendance numbers Health & Safety North has moved from Bolton to the larger EventCity venue in Manchester, where it is expected to attract 2000 visitors and 200 exhibitors. HSM provides you with a preview of what you can expect.

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Not enough being done to tackle work-related ill health, say GB's business leaders

Almost half of Britain's industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle cases of work-related ill-health, according to new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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BSI revises standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems. The standard, BS 5839-1:2017, covers the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around commercial buildings.

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Workplace fatalities increase in Northern Ireland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has published its latest Annual Report, which shows an increase in the number of workplace fatalities but a significant decrease in injuries.

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Employee assistance programmes "can drive wellbeing strategy"

Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are an important driver of workplace wellness strategies - but employers and providers need to rethink how they message and communicate them, MetLife Employee Benefits believes.

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Tougher new test for fork lift operators comes into force

From 1st September, anyone training as a fork lift truck operator will find the test considerably tougher than ever before.

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NEBOSH and HSE launch new Process Safety Management Qualification

NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have joined forces to develop a brand new qualification for the process industries - the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

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European and UK ladder standards are changing

"The most extensive review and update since standards for ladders were first established." That is how the Ladder Association, the not-for-profit industry body dedicated to ladder safety, is describing the revision of BS EN 131 - the single British and European product standard covering all types of portable ladders.

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Bakery fined £1m after death of contractor

A Hull based bakery has been fined following the death of self-employed electrical contractor who died following a fall from height.

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Stress in the workplace: 7 ways to improve morale

Some employers fear giving their staff a voice - hoping instead they'll avoid any issues and grievances by burying their heads in the sand, or worse, allowing a culture of fear to take hold where staff are anxious about speaking up.

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Experts welcome review of regulations and fire safety

"The Grenfell Tower tragedy must prompt a considerable step change in how fire risk in tower blocks is managed," urged leading safety bodies in Britain.

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Recycling firm prosecuted after multiple safety failings

A recycling company and its two directors have been fined after multiple safety failings

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Multigas detection

If you're thinking about upgrading your existing portable multigas instrument, or looking to hire, Shawcity has a wide, independent range of the latest technology from the world's leading manufacturers.

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RPB T-Link: Engineered to advance your safety

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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Learn how to control noise at work

If you are an employee or a manager in an industrial or construction company, you have probably already experienced that noise can be a big issue.

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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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Personnel-cleaning booth

ACI's Personnel Cleaning Booth provides a safe and effective means of removing and collecting dust and fibres from people and clothing. It is ideal for cleaning employees' dirty work clothes to avoid exposing themselves, co-workers, or their work environment to elevated dust levels.

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There's ready. And then there's Rescue Ready

Did you know 13% of all workplace fatalities are due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

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Introducing the new Goodyear workwear collection

Goodyear is excited to announce the launch of the Goodyear Workwear Collection. The Collection is built on 115+ years of Goodyear dedication to producing products with uncompromising standards and performance.

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Lee Cooper Workwear - Fashion that works

Since 1908, Lee Cooper have been constructing durable workwear that is made to work as hard as its wearers.

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