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Entries are now open for the Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2020, which this year will include a new safer logistics award.

The new safer logistics category is a celebration of safety excellence in the logistics and supply chain sectors. The award recognises the most impressive achievements in a safety campaign or project throughout the industry over the past 12 months, honouring the key individuals and teams involved.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and the deadline to enter is 31 January 2020.
You can enter now by visiting www.she-awards.co.uk

Kelly Rose
HSM Editor
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Director exposed employees to hazardous substances

A MANUFACTURER of agricultural trailers has been sentenced for deliberately putting his workers at risk of developing severe lung disease, after exposing them to substances harmful to health.

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IOSH competency framework to 'drive highest standards'

THE INSTITUTION of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has today revealed further details about the 69 competencies in its updated framework for the OSH profession.

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Cases of work-related stress at an 18-year high

TOTAL ANNUAL cases of work-related stress are at an 18-year high, with more new cases reported than the previous year, figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 2018/19 indicate.

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Government must adopt new approach to safety

The BRITISH Safety Council has responded to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry stating that the report shows shows the regulatory regime failed.

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Egg company fined after forklift overturns

A CHORLEY company has been fined after a forklift truck (FLT) overturned on a slope trapping the driver.

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Sir Frank Davies Trophy awarded to O'Donovan Waste

O'Donovan Waste has been awarded the prestigious Sir Frank Davies Trophy at the Mineral Products Association (MPA) Annual Conference and Awards.

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The evolution of PPE

Personal Protective Equipment have had an important evolution. In the beginning, they were exclusively designed for protection not taking into consideration comfort and pleasant appearance, elements that today are increasingly requested by the end users.

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Roof protection from Kee Safety

Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, offers the KeeGuard, a free-standing roof edge protection system that can keep workers on the roof safe without damaging the roof itself.

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DSS named as a top consultancy in asset performance management

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has been named by independent research firm, ALM Intelligence, as a top asset productivity and reliability consulting firm that creates impact for clients across industry sectors.

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TVOC 2 fixed PID detector

New from Ion Science and exclusive to Shawcity in the UK & Ireland, TVOC 2 is a fixed continuous PID detector for the detection and measurement of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs).

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New report shines light on HAVS threat

Traditional methods of regular assessment and generic control measures can help some but inevitably not all workers and can result in an underestimation of vibration exposure by up to 76%, putting people at serious risk according to a new report.

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VSafety lights up winter working

Working in low light and cold conditions poses additional health & safety concerns that must be carefully considered to ensure the wellbeing of employees.

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Rebo's SMS R1 a big hit at A+A

Rebo Systems recently 'launched' their new SMS R1 colour and cut, sign and labelling system at the A+A exhibition in Dusseldorf.

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Where do you want to take your lockout programme?

Everywhere you want to go with your Lockout/Tagout programme, Brady can guide and support you. Discover our complete Lockout/Tagout solution with expert advice every step of the way. Enable safer machine interventions with Brady!

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Versatile sound level meter from Casella

The CEL-63x Series of sound level meters are the most versatile of meters available; ideal for both noise at work applications and environmental measurements.

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Get winter-ready with JSP

As winter approaches, warnings have already been issued about extreme weather conditions, including high winds, rain, snow, ice and storms, so its time for a rethink of the PPE your workers need to keep them warm, visible, protected and safe.

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DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards 2020 opens for entries

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has announced the call for entries for the 2020 DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards competition.

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ISO 45001 - Misconceptions and compliance evaluation

NQA's Principal Assessor for OHS Management Systems Terry Fisher discusses the evaluation of compliance within ISO 45001:2018 and the common misconceptions that may occur within the clauses.

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