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Kick start the New Year by recognising the achiievements of your staff, team or company for raising the bar for safety standards and enter the Safety and Health Excellence Awards. They are still open for entires and are FREE.

There are lots of categories including Health and Safety Manager of the Year, H&S Team of the Year, Unsung Hero, Fire Innovation of the Year, Security Innovation of the Year, Campaign of the Year, Best H&S in Construction, Rising Star, Best H&S in Manufacturing and Best H&S Project.

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Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
9th - 11th April 2019
Health & Safety Event 2019
SHE Awards 2019
NEC, Birmingham
10th April 2019
Asbestos release leads to double prosecution

A LANDLORD and a building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property.

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Attitude change needed to prevent another Grenfell

SOME FIRMS in the construction industry must "change their attitude to building and fire safety" to prevent a repeat of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, IOSH has said.

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2019 Health and Safety Check

IN HSM's next webinar, health and safety specialists from Southalls will use their multi-sector experience to outline challenges that their clients face today in terms of the increased focus on health and safety this year.

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New farming attitudes needed says HSE

FARMERS ARE being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties.

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Recognising health and safety in construction

COMPANIES ARE being encouraged to celebrate safe construction projects by entering a new category in the Safety and Health Excellence Awards that recognises Best Health and Safety in Construction.

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Protecting outdoor workers' skin this winter

During the winter months, dry and sore skin is an especially common problem for outdoor workers as they are exposed to cold environments for longer periods of time.

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Wake-up call on workplace vibration

In late 2018, Network Rail carried out a review of their Hand-Arm Vibration risk controls. The firm already had robust processes in place, but was keen to develop best practice – so they issued operators with Curotec’s new Q2 personal vibration monitor. And what happened next was a revelation.

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Noise measurement course dates

Find the answers you need about workplace noise measurement and how to stay HSE compliant from noise at work measurement specialists Pulsar Instruments, when you attend one of their One-day Noise Awareness Courses in 2019.

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Video of the month

With state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in 7 factories over 3 continents, JSP is committed to improving occupational safety, health and well-being of people in the workplace.

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Would you like to improve health & safety performance?

ISO 45001 marks a new era for occupational health and safety (OH&S). As an international standard, ISO 45001 elevates the importance of OH&S on the corporate agenda, bringing benefits to organisations and workers all over the world.

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Identify and protect against dangerous goods

Some 38% of European enterprises report potentially dangerous chemical or biological goods in their workplaces according to EU-OSHA.

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Data logging instrument for dust surveys

Casella's Microdust Pro is a real-time hand-held, data logging instrument for the detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols.

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Cirrus launch dBActive smartphone app

Noise monitoring specialist Cirrus Research is launching its new dBActive smartphone app to enhance its popular Optimus+ sound level meter range.

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