Latest occupational healthcare news

Round up of the latest occupational news

Posted By Kerry Budworth on 2015-07-27 10:18

We have decided to start delivering some of the latest news items from the occupational health world in the United Kingdom. So here is our first quick round up of the latest occupational health happenings in the UK

Firm's £20k fine after propeller landed on worker 

AN oil and gas service company has admitted health and safety breaches in an accident which left one of its workers seriously injured.

Dales Marine Services was fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers during a ship repair at its dry dock in Leith. The company admitted failing to have a safe system of work in place, and failing to provide employees with training in slinging, lifting and lowering operations.

The original article appeared in the Edinburgh News and can be seen here http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/firm-s-20k-fine-after-propeller-landed-on-worker-1-3840823

Health watchdog issues cuts warning

A leading environmental health body has warned that further cuts to public spending will have serious consequences for business, as well as Britons’ long-term health and wellbeing. A report from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health says councils’ average budgets for environmental health services — including restaurant inspections and protecting developers and the public from contaminated land — fell by 6.8 per cent in real terms between 2013-14 and 2014-15. Close to half of the 139 councils that responded to the institute’s survey said resources were only just adequate to provide a basic statutory service.

The original can be seen on the health section of the ft.com http://on.ft.com/1OKgSmA

Health and safety recognition for Moy Park

Moy Park has been named the winner of the prestigious 2015 RoSPA Food and Drink Health & Safety Award, in recognition of its outstanding and industry leading health and safety performance.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards have been running for almost 60 years.

Moy Park attributes its success to making safety its number one priority, with safety performance improving by 78% over the last three years and many of its sites having achieved over one million hours without a ‘lost time incident’.

The original article can be seen on Farming Life .com here http://www.farminglife.com/news/farming-news/health-and-safety-recognition-for-moy-park-1-6869367

Firm fined after fall breaks worker’s back

A logistics firm has been slapped with more than £100,000 in fines and costs after a worker broke his back in a fall.

Andrew Bannister, who had worked for Broughton Astley based PK & IF Cobley Limited for 15 years, plunged almost 39 feet from a fragile barn roof onto a concrete floor.

He had been asked to repair the leaking rook at Misterton Farm, Great Poultney, on August 31 2012, despite his concerns about the task.

The original article can be seen on Hinckley Times .net here http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/firm-fined-after-fall-breaks-9712021