The EU can and should do a lot more to protect workers who come forward and blow the whistle on wrongdoing, says the ETUC.
According to IOSH, safety and health experts across the world remain committed to ensuring a proposed new international standard for occupational safety and health is “as good as we can all make it”.
Nailsea Power Cleaning Limited, a supplier of equipment to the high pressure washer trade, has been fined £60,000 for health and safety breaches after North Somerset Council inspectors investigated an incident in which an employee fell 2m and suffered significant injury in November 2014.
Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injuries after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).
A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a height of seven metres, suffering fractures to his left foot in the incident on 9 July 2014.
A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker injured his hand in a printing press.
The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings.
An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.
This TUC report seeks to summarise the warnings about safety and declining performance in the NHS, and explore the link with the financial crisis.
It says that after the Francis report (February 2013) the government made clear its intention to change the culture of the NHS towards patient safety. Three years on and the NHS is in the midst of a financial crisis. Many organisations that represent NHS staff are coming forward to highlight fundamental problems with its capacity to meet demand.
Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability in the UK and the range of mental health conditions can make its management difficult and challenging, according to Acas. Its recent research paper explores a range of learning points that can be drawn from these case studies to promote positive mental health at work.