May 2024,  Updates
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May 2024, Updates

Included in this month’s updates: Waste crime inactivity Fire safety in the workplace Company fined as worker has leg amputated Disclaimer: The information provided in the Heath & Safety Updates Archive is intended for informational purposes only. Viewers are advised to use the information at their own risk. Strathmore Services does not accept liability for…

Housing company fined more than £500,000 after worker suffers burns
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Housing company fined more than £500,000 after worker suffers burns

Housing company fined more than £500,000 after worker suffers burns24th April 2024 A housing company based in Kent has been fined £528,000 after an employee repairing a fence post inadvertently struck an underground cable, suffering burns to his face.The MHS Homes employee and a colleague had been tasked by the company to repair three fence…

US probes Ford hands-free driving tech after crashes
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US probes Ford hands-free driving tech after crashes

The US road safety authority is currently scrutinizing Ford’s BlueCruise driver assistance system after two tragic collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), both incidents involved Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles colliding with stationary vehicles at night while the BlueCruise system was activated. BlueCruise is an advanced driver assistance technology designed to enable…

HSE’s regulatory approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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HSE’s regulatory approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

HSE, or the Health and Safety Executive in the UK, hasn’t traditionally had specific regulations targeting artificial intelligence (AI) technology. However, they do have a broader regulatory framework that covers health and safety in workplaces, which indirectly touches upon AI applications if they are used in work environments. Typically, HSE’s approach to AI would involve…

April 2024,  Updates
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April 2024, Updates

Included in this months update: Council votes to urge government to make change for inclusive PPE. Arriva & cleaning firm failed to segragate pedestrians at bus depot. EA says it is trying to reduce pollution from roads, including working with National Highways to introduce pollution mitigating schemes Disclaimer: The information provided in the Heath &…

Exposure to diacetyl vapour in food and drink manufacture
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Exposure to diacetyl vapour in food and drink manufacture

Diacetyl is a chemical compound that is commonly used in food and beverage manufacturing as a flavouring agent. It has a buttery taste and is often used in products such as microwave popcorn, butter, and margarine. However, exposure to diacetyl vapour has been linked to serious health risks, including a severe respiratory condition known as…

Unsafe use of floor grating systems in oil and gas, and wind generation
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Unsafe use of floor grating systems in oil and gas, and wind generation

The oil and gas, and wind generation industries use floor grating systems extensively in their operations. These systems provide safe access to various parts of the equipment and infrastructure. However, the improper use of floor grating systems can result in serious accidents and injuries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert…

The Building Safety Regulator
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The Building Safety Regulator

On Wednesday 12 April, the UK government’s Building Safety Regulator opened the registration process for high-rise residential buildings in England. This marks a significant step towards ensuring the safety of residents in high-rise buildings, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 which claimed 72 lives. The registration process applies to buildings over 18 metres…