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The curious culture of handwashing around the world

05-06-2017

Photo shows handwashing or bathing

In the western world, we take for granted access to soap and the hygiene education responsible for our daily handwashing regime. A combination of globalisation and healthcare are driving the interest in handwashing culture around the world, with encouragement to adopt the western approach, espec…

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What are the benefits of NEBOSH & IOSH accreditation?

08-03-2013

cleaningThe commercial cleaning sector offers your business a wide variety of options for all of your maintenance and cleaning needs, so rooting out the best choice from the crowd can be a difficult process. Many will provide great deals on regularly scheduled contract cleans, or graffiti removal or janitor…

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Egg firm fined after worker's fingers cut off

30-04-2012

A Worcestershire egg company has been fined after a worker severed two fingers while cleaning a drain on a production line.

The 25 year-old employee lost part of his index and middle fingers on his right hand when it came into contact with a heavy duty blade at Bumble Hole Foods Ltd., Fockbury,…

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Cleaning firm fined over porter's death at Bolton hospital

31-03-2012

A national cleaning company has been fined £175,000 after a hospital porter was killed by an industrial waste compactor in Bolton.

Peter Bonomy's neck was broken when the lid on the large metal container slammed down on him at the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth in 2006.

His employer, I…

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Worker's arm amputated at turkey facility

24-01-2012

OSHA has cited Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc. for eleven safety violations at its Barron, Wisconsin, facility after a worker’s arm was amputated below the shoulder while the individual was conducting cleaning activities in a confined space.

Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, Minnesota, is a di…

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Chocolate manufacturer fined for employee's fractured finger

10-01-2012

chocolatesHigh street chocolate chain Thorntons has been fined after a worker broke her finger while operating a wrapping machine.

Ellen Yardley, 37, from Derbyshire was working at the company’s Somercotes plant on a foil wrapping machine, where chocolates were wrapped in foil and dispensed down a chute i…

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Basildon company fined after worker injures hand

22-12-2011

An Essex packaging company has been fined after a worker's hand was injured when it became trapped between the rollers of a glueing machine.

Line supervisor, Lynda Jackson, 57, of Harold Hill, Essex was using cleaning paper to dry machine parts when the paper got caught between two glue rollers a…

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Food business fined £230,000 after worker loses hand

26-10-2011

A major European food business producing raw and prepared chicken products has been fined £230,000 after two incidents at its Suffolk factory, one of which led to an employee losing his right hand.

Night shift supervisor Shaun Alexander, 42, from Kesingland in Suffolk, was helping a member of hi…

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Vegetable supplier fined for chemical incident

03-03-2011

Emmett UK Ltd pleaded guilty to contravening Regulation 12 (1) of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and was fined £8,500 at Spalding Magistrates' Court. It was also ordered to pay full costs of £2,478.

In September 2009, an agency worker was cleaning food processing ma…

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