Health & Safety

7th March 2018
Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Ending the UK’s involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences, says the Environmental Policy Forum. The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection, … Continue reading

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5th March 2018
£30,000 Fine For Recycling Site Explosion And Fire

£30,000 Fine For Recycling Site Explosion And Fire

Recycling company, Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd, has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma in October 2011. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how a “massive explosion” occurred at the … Continue reading

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23rd February 2018
Rochdale Recycling Company Fined After Worker Injured

Rochdale Recycling Company Fined After Worker Injured

A Rochdale recycling company has today been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 March 2016, the Anglo Recycling Ltd worker suffered a compound fracture whilst working on … Continue reading

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20th February 2018
Mozambique Waste Dump Collapse Kills At Least 17 People

Mozambique Waste Dump Collapse Kills At Least 17 People

At least 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, early on Monday, when a 15-metre waste pile collapsed. According to reports by Reuter news agency, the collapse was due to heavy rain. The collapse buried … Continue reading

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16th February 2018
Spotlight On Waste Industry’s “Contrasting” H&S Performance

Spotlight On Waste Industry’s “Contrasting” H&S Performance

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), has today (16 February) launched a new health and safety report, which looks at what the ESA is calling “contrasting performance” across the industry. ESA’s policy advisor, Stephen Freeland says the Health & Safety Executive’s … Continue reading

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5th February 2018
London Council & Veolia Fined After Worker Crushed By Vehicle

London Council & Veolia Fined After Worker Crushed By Vehicle

A London Borough Council and waste company Veolia have been fined after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 May 2016, an employee of London Borough of Croydon, … Continue reading

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29th January 2018
Skip Company Fined After Employee Seriously-Injured

Skip Company Fined After Employee Seriously-Injured

A Stockton-based waste recycling company has today been fined after a worker was injured following a workplace transport accident in September 2016. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 September 2016, the employee of Skippy Waste Services Ltd was walking … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

A 23-year-old man has died after being crushed by a machine at a recycling plant in Cornwall, according to recent reports. It’s understood the employee reportedly became trapped inside a baler yesterday (16 November) afternoon. A spokesman for Devon and … Continue reading

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