Following a problem in the process start-up, styrene gas was released at a chemical, plant in India. At least 13 people have died and nearly 1,000 have fallen sick after a cloud of toxic styrene gas leaked out of an Indian industrial plant in the small hours of Thursday morning. Distressing images on social media

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LRB Consulting Ltd works with many companies, large and small throughout the UK. During the recent coronavirus lockdown period, we provided our clients with up to date information regarding keeping safe and healthy during the lockdown as well as the knowledge to help them reoccupy business premises. However, one business Display by Design has not fully

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I was asked recently: ”Where do I stand concerning statutory inspections such as my LOLER inspections for the forklift trucks? At the moment, all of my forklift trucks are running and are within date. Soon, the checks and inspections will fall due for some of my FLTs. What can I do about this?” Unsurprisingly, the answer

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This is an extremely worrying time for firms and workers. We know many workers, union reps and employers have questions and concerns about safe working – especially for those continuing to work away from home. This joint statement between the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI is intended to clarify the position.

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Coronavirus Information – COVID-19: Guidance A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world, and we know them as flu viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus (flu) first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days.

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COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses Published 25 February 2020 by GOV.UK 1. Background and Scope of guidance This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 how to help prevent the spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19 what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed

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We are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020, while negotiations with the EU take place about the future relationship. During this transition period, your duty to manage risk in the workplace will not change. Good health and safety is good for business, and it is essential that organisations manage risk well and

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The government have announced that a new regulator, as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will have oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings. Dame Judith Hackitt will chair a board to oversee the transition. The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: The government is committed to bringing about the biggest change

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