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IOSH courses now delivered by Emprocom

19 March 2019

Two brand new IOSH courses have been added to the training menu at Emprocom – Managing Safely and Working Safely.

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How to conduct a risk assessment for your business

01 March 2019

Do you know how to undertake a risk assessment for your business? We tell you what’s involved…

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Heightened cancer risk from welding fume exposure prompts HSE to tighten controls

26 February 2019

New scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which has found that exposure to even mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer, has prompted the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to raise its control standards.

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Health and safety for employees

31 January 2019

Every member of a workforce, from apprentices to chief executives, play a part in workplace health and safety. Read our blog to find out more about roles and responsibilities when it comes to work place safety.

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A quick guide to First Aid requirements for employers

25 January 2019

First aid is an essential part of any business. But how do you make sure you are doing everything you need to, when it comes to the safety of your employees?

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HSE Workers lack DSE support

07 November 2018

More than one in three workers state they have experienced back pain since working from home according to a health insurer, BHSF. Of those, three in five say their employers failed to support them to work safely and promote healthy body posture.

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Mental Health is a Safety Issue

07 November 2018

In the 2018 government commissioned report (Thriving at Work) it was stated that men working in the construction and decorating industries are more than 35% more likely to take their own lives. Willmott Dixon and Construction Senior HS&E Manager Shaun Atkins stated that in the predominantly male construction industry, suicide rates are particularly high. Specific pressures include physically hard work, cold and harsh working environments, low pay, long hours, time pressures, job insecurity and a ‘macho’ culture.’ The report found that poor mental health can cost employers throughout the U.K £42bn a year.

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London Zoo safety breach: Keeper suffered neck injuries in faulty stepladder fall

07 November 2018

A London Zoo safety breach saw a keeper, who was cleaning out a hawk aviary, fall off a faulty step ladder that was retrieved from a skip.

Angelina Lawson suffered with neck injuries in the accident while removing droppings from a shelf under the birds perches.

The step ladder had been placed into the skip due to it being defective but was accidently brought back into use and had not been labelled as faulty.

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Waste Recycling Industries Encouraged to Clean Up with Health and Safety

05 November 2018

Organisations and individuals who work in the waste and recycling sector have been warned to pay more attention to how they manage risk in the workplace or risk receiving a fine.

The HSE programme of proactive inspections will review the current health and safety standards in companies throughout the county and unannounced inspections were scheduled for October 2018.

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Brexit could compromise UK's ability to protect animal and plant diseases

05 November 2018

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Committee has highlighted the threat of plant and animal diseases to the UK’s ecology and economy in a report released on 24th October 2018.

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