Pubs, shops and restaurants across the country are being given new food hygiene standard ratings in a bid to reduce the one million cases of food poisoning each year and give consumers the knowledge and confidence to know they are eating properly prepared foods. The scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, backed by the

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Health and safety inspectors will be out in force in Manchester on Thursday 25 November in a bid to tackle dangerous scaffolding. Falls from height are the biggest single cause of workplace deaths in the UK, with two deaths and 563 serious injuries in Manchester alone last year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors

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Employees contemplating ‘hot work’ on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed after two people were killed in separate incidents in North East Scotland whilst cutting up drums. ‘Hot work’ includes any process that generates a source of ignition, such as naked flames, heat

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that work-related deaths could rise if the government goes ahead with a 35 per cent budget cut to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). But IOSH said budget cuts unveiled in the comprehensive spending review could threaten the downward trend that HSE statistics have shown,

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In November 2010 LRB Consulting celebrated its 10th anniversary. LRB Consulting was founded in 2000 by Michael Ellerby, a Chartered Safety Practitioner & Chartered Chemist. Michael is widely experienced in Health and Safety consultancy and has worked for many years in this field, both as a Health & Safety Consultant and in industry. Michael has

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The Occupational Safety Consultants Register (OSCR) is the first step to resolving the problems identified by Lord Young in his recent report. Whilst many businesses develop in-house competence and do not need to use safety consultants, many smaller businesses will need help. OSCR will give those businesses confidence that the person will have complied to

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Across the East Midlands fewer people are being seriously injured at work according to figures released by the Health & Safety Executive for 2009/10. There were 2,056 major workplace injuries in the region compared to 2,150 in 2008/9. However, the news isn’t all good, with the number of deaths rising by one to 12, while

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