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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Food and Drink Industry

Exposure to noise at work can cause irreversible hearing damage. It is one of the commonest health problems and can be difficult to detect as the effects build up gradually over time. Lots of food and drink industries have processes which emit high noise levels which can damage your hearing. This could be in the […]

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Falling from height whilst working on ladders, roofs or scaffold is all too common and the injuries can be serious and sometimes fatal.  The construction industry and ancillary trades often require workers to work at height. Employers have strict obligations to ensure the safety of their workforce even if the work is “off site” which […]

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Fibreglass manufacture dangers and injury and illness

Fibreglass (or glass fibre) manufacture carries numerous specific risks of injury or illness.  The ingredients to make glass are heated in a furnace and then the molten glass is released under gravity to flow through perforated metal plates creating threads of molten glass, further chemicals are added to the glass threads before they are wound […]

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Contractor and Client fined for fall from height

An employee of a roofing contractor fell through a concrete roof on a warehouse in Poole recently suffering severe injuries. The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the roofing contractor and the owner of W & S Recycling who ran his recycling business from there and had contracted for the works to be done. Share This!

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Acid burns Health and Safety Prosecution

An international chemical company in  Southampton recently prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive admitted a breach of both Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £120,000 and ordered to pay legal costs when three workers were burned by acid after 50 year old pipes ruptured. […]

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Deafness and hearing problems in music and entertainment

If you work or worked in the music, entertainment or even the fitness (eg aerobic)  industry where you have been exposed to high levels of noise (usually music or pyrotechnics) for prolonged periods and suffer from deafness, ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus) or impaired hearing your hearing problems could have been caused by […]

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