Entries by Mark Lambert

ROAD SAFETY DESIGNS SECURES AUSTRALIAN EXPORT CONTRACT

A Welsh company which manufactures LED warning triangles for motorists has agreed an export contract with an Australian distributor potentially worth £250,000. Cardiff-based Road Safety Designs has secured the contract with distributor Dometic for its BriteAngle LED warning triangle following a meeting in Sydney in April as part of a recent Welsh Government trade mission. […]

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Time to get ready for ISO 45001!

  The new norm for occupational health and safety ISO 45001 will soon replace OHSAS 18001 on an international level. Quentic, one of the leading solution providers for Software as a Service (SaaS) in the European EHS and CSR market, will give you an overview of the complex requirements. Unlock the free on-demand webinar and […]

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The case for putting senior managers in the dock

More directors and managers are being prosecuted for health and safety offences. Why is this and will it lead to safer workplaces?  In April this year, the Sentencing Council, which produces advice on sentencing for courts in England and Wales, published an impact assessment reviewing new guidelines for health and safety offences that took effect […]

Activists threaten to fly drones at Heathrow to ground flights

Environmental activists are planning to fly drones around Heathrow airport with the aim of grounding flights from the UK’s largest transportation hubs to protest against climate change and the contribution of air travel to the problem.  Activists from Heathrow Pause, a splinter group from Extinction Rebellion – said they will operate small toy drones around […]

Rescue equipment installed at loch where teenager drowned

Brandon Patton, 18, died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Loch Doon on May 16. Loch Doon: Rescue equipment has been installed following the death of Brandon Patton. Water rescue equipment has been installed at an Ayrshire loch following the death of a teenage boy earlier this year. Brandon Patton, 18, drowned after getting […]

First death linked to vaping reported in Illinois

A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials. It comes as experts investigate a mystery lung disease across the US that is linked to use of e-cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were 193 […]

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Possibly worthy of a Darwin Award!

Workers caught breaking floor they were standing on A contractor has been fined after workers were caught breaking out a floor they were standing on with no safety measures in place. An HSE picture of some of the risks on site Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that during a safety inspection on 23 May 2018 at […]

2.9 Magnitude Tremor at Cuadrilla fracking site

Cuadrilla are investigating after a 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded at its fracking site, the biggest quake yet. It comes after two others this week which both were recorded as the strongest at the time.  On Wednesday operations were paused for 18 hours after what it called a “micro seismic” event of magnitude 1.55 was […]

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EHS Summit Americas 2019

Achieving EHS Excellence With Innovative Technologies Atlanta | Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Hotel & Porsche Heritage Center | September 24 – 25 Innovation in EHS – Join the Discussion at the Verdantix EHS Summit Americas. Hear from over 40 speakers and network with 170+ EHS professionals for two-days of thought leadership discussions and insights into how […]

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Download your free guide – Back to Basics: How to effectively manage ill health risks in the construction industry

Identify your workplace health risks and learn how to mitigate them. Keep your people safe and ensure compliance with the latest legislation. Construction is a high-risk industry for health issues including lung disease, cancer, hearing damage and the effects of exposure to excessive vibration. Every year, an increasing amount of working days are lost due […]