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  • Piper Alpha 30 years on: why Grenfell had “echoes” of offshore disaster

    Mega phone 05 July 2018
    180705 Piper Alpha

    The Grenfell Tower fire bore “poignant echoes” of the worst-ever offshore disaster, the Chartered body for occupational safety and health said today, ahead of the 30th anniversary of Piper Alpha.

    And while the inquiry which followed Piper Alpha led to the introduction of measures to prevent a repeat incident, one offshore health and safety representative whose dad was killed in the incident expressed concern that significant gaps remain in worker protection.

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  • Increased focus required on preventing “unacceptable” workplace deaths

    Mega phone 04 July 2018
    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

    An increase in the number of people killed in workplace accidents serves as a “stark reminder” of the need for a continued focus on worker protection, the President of the chartered occupational health and safety body said today.

    There were 144 fatalities in British workplaces in 2017-18, up from 135 in the previous year, according to figures published today by the Health and Safety Executive.

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  • New international reporting standard will drive better health and safety performance

    Mega phone 29 June 2018
    Gig economy

    The long-awaited revised Occupational Health and Safety reporting standard, GRI 403, has been released today by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent organization which has pioneered international sustainability reporting for over 20 years.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has been closely involved in the development of the new standard having initiated the call for change via the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) in Chicago.

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  • Teaching young trainee plumbers to avoid asbestos risks

    Mega phone 27 June 2018
    180627 Craig Foyle asbestos NTTL

    With young tradespeople among workers most at risk of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres, the President of the world’s top safety and health body taught trainee plumbers what to look out for and how to protect themselves.

    Asbestos remains the world’s worst occupational cancer killer, despite being banned in 62 countries. People at greatest risk of exposure include construction workers, electricians and plumbers. Young workers just starting their trades are particularly vulnerable.

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  • “Better-than-ever” conference programme finalised

    Mega phone 25 June 2018
    180625 IOSH 2017

    The speaker line-up for IOSH 2018 has been finalised – and this year’s conference promises to be “better than ever”.

    Focusing on the theme ‘Shape a New World of Work’, high-profile speakers from a range of sectors will deliver key insights and debate the hot topics currently affecting the safety and health profession.

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