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NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
Improper use of PPE costs billions

THE IMPROPER use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has cost businesses operating in high-risk environments an estimated £79 billion* in the last year, according to new figures from vision AI company, Cortexica.

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Shocking Amazon health and safety figures released

AMAZON WAREHOUSE workers suffered fractures, contusions, head injuries and collisions with heavy equipment, GMB investigation shows

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HSE urges firms to embed safety culture

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged organisations to embed their business and safety culture as one to enhance leadership.

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Ikea fined following accident investigation

IKEA HAS been fined following an accident investigation at its Bristol branch. The company pleaded guilty on 3 October 2018 to one offence under health and safety laws.

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Safestart Birmingham workshop

SafeStart International, the world's leading 24/7 safety and performance training programme since 2009, invites companies to attend its latest discovery workshop

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Seaward goes on the road with PAT workshops

ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY professionals and those new to PAT testing are being offered workshops by the UK's leader in PAT testing equipment, Seaward.

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Schmersal launches new safety field box

SIMPLE INSTALLATION solution for complex machines: safety field box with PROFINET/PROFIsafe field bus interface

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Mental health leading to increased missed days

STRESS, DEPRESSION and anxiety accounted for 40 percent of all work-related ill health cases and 49 percent of all working days lost due to ill health in 2016/17.

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A safety warning to students

As thousands of students head off to university Seaward Electronic is reminding young people to be vigilant about the safety of their electrical appliances.

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SafeContractor improving standards

WHILE THE use of contractors is integral to the Manufacturing industry, it also poses a risk. By hiring a contractor to perform construction, maintenance or other activities, you are trusting them to act on behalf of your company.

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Prevent slips, trips and falls

SLIPS, TRIPS and falls can result both in fatal and non-fatal workplace accidents and they are one of the most frequently occurring accident types.

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Next generation noise dosimeters

THE dBadge2 is the next generation in noise dosimeters, offering features only previously available in the most advanced of hand-held sound level meters.

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Cirrus Research now a UKAS accredited laboratory

NOISE MONITORING instrument suppliers and manufacturers, Cirrus Research, have taken a further step in cementing their position as the one of the world's leading noise experts, as they have just received UKAS accreditation for the calibration of sound level meters, acoustic calibrators and octave band filters.

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Uncomfortable footwear can take a hike

YOUR ALARM blares early morning, and after a quick breakfast, you're ready and raring to go. One of your first thoughts of the day shouldn't be dreading sinking your feet into a pair of uncomfortable, worse for wear safety boots

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Cordura launches new fabric technology

INVISTA's CORDURA® brand has broadened its portfolio of protective performance fabric technologies suitable for today's workwear environments.

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