Category Archives: Industry

Furniture maker fined for dust exposure

[breadcrumb] Furniture maker fined for dust exposure A furniture manufacturer based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, has been fined after it left employees exposed to hardwood dust, a substance know to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer. An extraction fan in the workshop was discovered to be faulty when it was tested during an HSE inspection in […]

Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease

[breadcrumb] Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease A condition suffered by many ex-miners has been rejected by the Department of Work & Pensions as a prescribed industrial disease. Dupuytren’s Contracture or Disease is a condition which has been known as ‘claw hand’ as it affects the connective tissues in the […]

HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing

[breadcrumb] HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing On 2nd January, the Health and Safety Executive announced a stringent inspection programme targeting the food manufacturing industry, starting from the date of the release of the news. The two key ill health issues they will look for are occupational asthma, caused by exposure to flour dust, […]

Engineering sector must improve vibration safety

[breadcrumb] Engineering sector must improve vibration safety In the past few months two engineering companies based in the North West have been fined after they failed to protect their employees from vibration injury at work.  The cases reflect the ongoing battle to raise awareness and understanding of the high potential for vibration injury in the […]

What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line?

[breadcrumb] What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line? It is no secret that human involvement on the modern day production line is becoming less and less. Advancements in technology has given us quicker, more accurate production and lower cost workforces based outside of the UK is ultimately driving more and more […]

Months of uncertainty ends for thousands of steel workers

[breadcrumb] Months of uncertainty ends for thousands of steel workers A promising announcement in the steel industry recently has brought Christmas early for thousands of steel workers based at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the country. In March, an announcement to sell the steelworks put around 5,500 jobs at risk. This came after a […]