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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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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Facilities management companies, managing agents and landlords need to be aware that they are responsible for the premises that they manage (especially the common areas of these premises). This relates to all relevant aspects of health and safety, including fire safety. A Landlord has received and a four month custodial sentence for failing to comply

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With the launch of the new Scores on the Doors website has sharpened the focus on restaurant hygiene. The scores are based on audits conducted by Environmental Health Officers on visits to premises. For those with a strong health and hygiene record, the chance to have their scores displayed on a website is a great

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Fire Safety (England) (Employees’ Capabilities) Regulations 2010 came into force on 06 April 6 2010. These regulations have been issued to close a perceived gap in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. They require that employers delegating fire safety tasks take into account the fire safety capabilities of the employees to whom these tasks

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