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Health and safety hazards on a farm

05-02-2016

Photo shows cows in a fieldFarming is a risky occupation, it comes with many risks and hazards. The industry accounts for nearly 20% of the reported fatal injuries each year. The most common types of accidents that happen on farms involves heavy machinery and handling and lifting. If due care and attention is paid this can re…

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Hidden dangers in a manufacturing plant

16-05-2014

Photo shows an employee using equipmentIt takes a keen eye to spot all of the dangers associated with manufacturing. After all, not every hazard is obvious to the casual observer.

Because complacency in manufacturing can be deadly, workers should be well-trained and always on the lookout for hidden dangers. They should also be well equi…

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The importance of confined space training

23-11-2012

Photo shows confined space trainingRecent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive paint a positive picture for health and safety at work. Over the last 20 years there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury in the workplace. When looking at these kinds of statistics it is often useful to compare a 10-year period…

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£640,000 fine for fish farm deaths

05-07-2011

Two companies have been fined a total of £640,000 following the death of two fish farm workers on a barge moored at a salmon farm on Loch Creran, Argyll & Bute, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Two workers (employed by Logan Inglis Limited, Cumbernauld) were fixing a hydraulic crane o…

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