Monthly Archives: April 2010

Recycling giant gets six figure fine after death

A global metals and electronics recycling company which claims to have “the very highest” standards of health and safety has received a six figure safety fine for criminal safety breaches after a lorry driver died when a crushed car fell from a scrapheap. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Sims Group UK Ltd, [...]
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Green construction is no safer

Green construction is no less hazardous for workers than the less environmentally concerned alternative, a US study has found. Researchers from Oregon State University and East Carolina University compared reportable injury and illness rates at sites building to the highly sought after green Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard with comparable conventional sites.  [...]
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Watchdog ‘interventions’ at deadly waste firms

Major UK waste and recycling firms are to be the target of “central interventions” by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in a bid to address the sector’s appalling health and safety record. HSE says it is acting after its first targeted waste programme “arrested the rising accident rate and brought about a small reduction” but [...]
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