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Around 300 workers walked off a construction site in Hull on 25th January. They returned to work the next day, but walked out again despite managers claiming the site was safe.

The walk-outs at the Energy Works site on Cleveland Street were triggered by concerns over health and safety as well as the standard of facilities for contractors.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from www.hsmsearch.com.


Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
chackett@western-bp.co.uk
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LATEST NEWS
300 Hull workers walk out over H&S concerns

Almost 300 construction staff have walked off the site of a £200m power station being built in Hull.

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Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker

A steel producer has been fined after the death of 26-year-old maintenance electrician, Thomas Standerline.

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New ISO 45001 standard due in March

The finished ISO 45001 international standard for occupational safety and health management systems will be published in March, it has been announced.

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London Borough Council fined after HSE investigation

A London Borough Council and large waste company have been fined after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injuries.

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Industry associations support The Fire Safety Event

Leading fire industry associations have confirmed their support for The Fire Safety Event 2018.

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One fifth of construction sites have inadequate toilets

A survey of over 3,500 Unite members working in the construction sector has found that many are forced to endure substandard toilets and washroom facilities.

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HSE decide against softening asbestos checks

Plans to water down medical checks on asbestos workers have been abandoned.

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Parents rejecting careers to save their lives

The UK's working parents are deliberately stalling and downshifting their careers to reverse the negative impact work is having on family life, according to a new study.

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12.5 million days lost to depression and anxiety

Brits missed 12.5m working days last year due to stress, depression or anxiety.

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Poundstretcher hit with £1m fine

Discount retailer Poundstretcher has been fined £1m after pleading guilty to 24 counts of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Turn your teams into lifesavers with free online CPR training from EssentialSkillz

As part of their wider workplace wellbeing and CSR agenda, EssentialSkillz will be giving away copies of their SCORM compliant CPR Course free of charge to anyone who would like to distribute them to their employees.

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Simple, accurate and wireless noise monitoring solution

The dBadge2 I.S. is the next generation in personal noise dosimeters. The class leading performance, low weight and user-friendly interface means you can measure personal noise exposure in any location.

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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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Safety superiority at Coates

Specialist storage experts Safety Unlimited is proud to have recently designed and installed a state-of-the art heavy duty unit at the nationwide Crewe HQ of H.W.Coates who are the leading name for the warehousing and distribution of packaged chemicals.

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Generic custom style earplug

EAR ARMOUR from Ultimate Ear is described as the world's first generic custom style earplug, available in 3 sizes and designed to last a minimum of 4 years of daily use.

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ZOLL AED 3 now available with RapidShock analysis

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the company's ZOLL AED 3 and the ZOLL AED 3 BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillators now feature RapidShock Analysis technology, which decreases heart analysis time and pauses in chest compressions.

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Need to know more about safe isolation?

Safe isolation procedures are in place to ensure that workers on site are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems and equipment.

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