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

The awards are completely free to enter and the deadline to enter is 31 January 2020. The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Vox in Resorts World, NEC Birmingham on 29 April 2020. which will be hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis (sponsored by Shawcity).

This year's headline for the Safety and Health Excellence Awards is Lyreco.

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 will also once again incorporate the British Safety Industry Federation Awards. These will have a small fee to enter and you can do so by visiting www.bsif.co.uk

We had more than 200 entries last year and the shortlist is compiled by an independent panel of judges who are industry experts. It only takes a few minutes to enter and it offers the opportunity for your team or brand to be recognised by your peers.

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

Kelly Rose
HSM Editor
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University workers exposed to dangerous substance

THE UNIVERSITY of Edinburgh has been fined for its failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from adverse health effects as a result of exposure to LAA.

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DHL fined £2.6m for crush fatality

COVENTRY CITY Council's Chair of Licensing and Regulatory services has welcomed the result of a court case following a tragic accident in which car and truck tyres fell through an office roof killing a man, seriously injuring another and leaving two walking wounded.

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HSENI reports a decrease in serious injuries

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has published its latest Annual Report, which shows a significant decrease in major injuries.

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Trainee worker suffered life-changing injuries

MASHER BROTHERS Limited was sentenced after a trainee worker suffered life-changing injuries when his hand was caught in a rip saw.

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Army veteran becomes IOSH President-Elect

A FORMER army warrant officer who turned to a career protecting working people has become the new President-Elect of his professional body.

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Hand protection specialists Unigloves has enhanced its highly popular PRO.TECT range of latex and nitrile disposable gloves with the launch of four new Heavy Duty (HD) products.

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Prevent accidents with full Lockout/Tagout solutions from Brady!

Brady offers a complete solution for an optimal Lockout/Tagout implementation, even in multiple sites: site surveys, best practice procedures and all tools for successful Lockout/Tagout.

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Cirrus Research have launched their new cloud-based noise monitors.

Sound measurement experts Cirrus Research are preparing to launch their new cloud-based noise monitors amidst an exciting time for the British designer, manufacturer and supplier.

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Kee Walk Step-overs from Kee Safety are modular, off-the-shelf step-overs that provide a safe means of access where obstructions exist on a roof, such as pipework, plant equipment and conduits.

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SV 200A monitoring station offers noise directivity detection

Revolutionary environmental system monitors noise directivity in both the horizontal and vertical axes.

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Improving productivity, efficiency and reputation

Could your business benefit from greater productivity, increased efficiency, reduced costs, enhanced reputation and a safer workplace?

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How clean are your hands?

Depending who you ask, the most important characteristic of a work glove, be it a mechanical or single use glove, will always vary. Protection will be paramount for EH&S Managers, cost will obviously be one of the drivers for procurement departments, and when it comes to the wearers themselves the answer will always be comfort. But have you ever thought about cleanliness?

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Next generation of noise dosimeters

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

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Multi-position tiller arm wins Design4Safety Award

Combilift added yet another award to its tally when it won the Industrial Vehicles Category of this year's BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) Design4Safety Awards.

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Affordable PAT testing just got easier

Martindale's new HPAT400 takes the hard work out of electrical safety testing of portable appliances. In fact, with one button testing and simple PASS/FAIL results, it couldn't be easier to quickly and safely check the electrical safety of all types of appliance.

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Cut-resistant clothing: No cutting corners

Companies producing or processing glass should be aware of an updated performance standard, against which manufacturers of cut-resistant clothing should test their garments, explains CutPRO.

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£3billion for your thoughts

With work related accidents and ill-health estimated to be costing UK businesses £3bn a year, Arco looks at the potential cost of safety to your business. How do you calculate your risk and what can you do to mitigate it?

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BOC's journey to clean air.

BOC is the largest provider of industrial, medical and special gas products in the UK and Ireland. The company has been producing atmospheric gases, including Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon for over 120 years. Its portfolio today includes thousands of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services.

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