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The health & safety community's was out in force for the hotly anticipated Safety & Health Excellence Awards which took place at The Vox in Birmingham on the 11th April. The inaugural ceremony was attended by over 420 professionals to great acclaim establishing itself as an essential fixture in the health & safety community's diary.

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Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
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NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
Health & Safety Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
The Fire Safety Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
The Facilities Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
Winners announced for the Safety & Health Excellence Awards

Western Business Exhibitions, organiser of The Health & Safety Event, has announced the winners of the inaugural Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards. The ceremony, sponsored by 3M, was hosted by Rory Bremner on 11th April at The VOX, Birmingham and saw an attendance of over 420 professionals from the safety, fire safety, security and facilities industries.

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Standard health & safety tests could be missing deadly bacteria, warn scientists

Cold water storage tanks supplying public drinking water are regularly checked for harmful pathogenic bacteria such as Legionnaires' disease and E.coli.

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Sickness absence rates dropping according to survey

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has published the latest Sickness Absence Benchmark, the annual survey of days missed by employees due to sickness in the manufacturing industry.

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Inexperienced worker suffers life changing injuries in van fire

Greenseal Insulation, a company specialising in spray foam insulation services, has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment.

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Stress is the main reason for absence, shows research from GRiD

Stress, and stress inducing situations, are the main causes of short-term absence (i.e. up to 26 weeks) according to research* from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group protection sector. Home and family issues account for one in five short-term absences; dealing with childcare issues accounts for nearly as many absences at 17 per cent; and dealing with eldercare issues accounts for one in ten absences.

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40k fine after two employees injured in fire at adhesive manufacturer

A Manchester adhesive manufacturer has appeared in court after two employees were injured in a major fire which stopped production at the site for five months.

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Asbestos removal company and managers sentenced after forging documents

An asbestos removal company, and two of its managers, have been prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Contractor fined after a series of failures to carry out work safely and provide adequate welfare facilities

A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work was prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a series of serious safety breaches during inspections.

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The Health & Safety Event Live: Preparing for ISO 45001

Those listening to Rob Pugh in the Conference Theatre at the Health & Safety Event were brought right up-to-date on the new ISO 45001 standard.

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Sound meters that do exactly what you need
them to

Castle Group are delighted to announce their newest product the SONIK-S and SONIK-SE Class 1 and Class 2 Sound Level Meters

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U-Power puts a spring in your step with RedLion

U-Power's RedLion range hugely improves and increases the health and wellbeing of the wearer and features one of the most exciting developments in the safety footwear industry.

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Noise Sound Level Meters, dosimeters and training resonate with users

Casella's monitoring solutions and training course assist employers with effective workplace noise exposure assessments in order to maintain compliance and protect employee health.

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Avoid mixing tower components urges WernerCo

When building a tower there is a wide range of solutions available, suitable for a variety of tasks. However, there are concerns being raised in the industry over the practice of mixing components from different manufacturers when erecting towers.

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High Court judgement on acoustic noise sends shockwaves through music industry

A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury that left him unable to work or even listen to his own son play, has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH).

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Emergency Safety Showers available to hire from Hughes

Hughes Safety Showers has recently increased their hire fleet of emergency safety showers.

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New improved combined online H&S and Environmental manuals - Your hotspot for knowledge

Keep up with the latest health, safety and environmental knowledge and legislation in the construction industry. And all in one place. Register for a FREE one months trial.

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