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Sellafield nuclear plant construction workers strike over health and safety

Sellafield nuclear plant construction workers strike over health and safety

Construction workers involved in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant at Sellafield are taking part in a strike in a row over health and safety.

Members of Unite at the site in Cumbria are striking for two and a half hours until 8am as part of a campaign to have a full-time union convenor.

Posted on 5th Aug 2015 12:27:15 by Unassigned
RR1052 The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks

RR1052 The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks

HSE Inspectors routinely come across workers with various degrees of stubble growth using respiratory protective masks, despite guidance to the contrary. This research studied the effect of 0-7 days stubble growth on the protection given by FFP3 filtering facepieces and half masks.

Posted on 29th Jul 2015 14:20:33 by Unassigned
Inadequate health and safety blamed after caravan crushed man to death

Inadequate health and safety blamed after caravan crushed man to death

No risk assessment was carried out nor safe systems of work in place when Thomas Houston, 50, was killed, an environmental health officer who investigated said.

The married site worker at the popular Silvercove Holiday Park in Kilkeel, Co Down, was attempting...

Posted on 29th Jul 2015 10:41:08 by Unassigned
University chiefs BAN graduating students from throwing mortarboards into the air

University chiefs BAN graduating students from throwing mortarboards into the air

Graduates at a top UK university have been banned from throwing their mortarboards in the air over fears the falling hats could cause injuries. 

Students at the University of Birmingham have been told they are not allowed to throw their black caps in the air in celebration because of health...

Posted on 14th Jul 2015 12:54:07 by Unassigned
Thomas Cook demands new EU health and safety regs

Thomas Cook demands new EU health and safety regs

Thomas Cook’s UK managing director has called on the government and EU ministers to implement minimum health and safety standards across Europe.

Salman Syed used his speech at the ITT conference in Ras Al Khaimah to make the demand, as he stressed the need...

Posted on 24th Jun 2015 08:41:33 by Unassigned

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