workplace accident News

  • Waste industry on track to reduce workplace accidents

    The chairman of the Waste Industry Society and Health Forum  is optimistic that its members can reduce workplace accidents in the waste industry by 50 per cent over the next five years. Speaking to MRW Chris Jones said: “We are trying to get people to take on board the basic safety messages and stick with them. We are also trying to get people to do ...

  • Irish HSA advises workers on prevention of workplace related accidents

    The Health and Safety Authority asked all workers and workplaces to “take five” to think about accident prevention and safety at work on World Health and Safety at Work Day this Monday (28 April). Celebrated internationally, World Health and Safety at Work Day aimed to raise awareness about managing risk in the work environment, one of the main principles of accident prevention. Globally, the ...

  • MEPs call for better protection of workers from occupational diseases and workplace accidents

     In a report on the Community strategy on health and safety at work 2007-2012, the European Parliament regrets that the Commission 'is silent on targets for the reduction of occupational diseases'. New and emerging risks had to be identified, and asbestos needed to be phased out. MEPs also repeat their call for a better protection of healthcare workers from blood borne diseases. The report ...


    By European Parliament

  • Striving for zero fire accidents

    The UAE Civil Defense, in a joint effort with Gulf co-operation, is analyzing possible fire hazards and through commercial & residential national level campaigns are training people and monitoring them with great success to achieve the goals of a fire safe environment. Barely entering the second quarter of 2013, several unfortunate fire accidents have already made the news. Fire continues to ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • OSHA New Accident Rule is Stirring the Pot

    A new accident rule issued by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which will go into effect on Aug. 10, will change the way that manufacturers and businesses log their injuries and illnesses. OSHA directives state that all businesses inform their employees of their respective rights to file any ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work

    The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial. In the EU-28 in 2012, 3 515 accidents at the workplace resulted in death and there were just under 2.5 million non-fatal accidents that resulted in at least four calendar days of absence from work. Establishing an accurate overall estimate of the cost to all stakeholders at a national or international level with regard to ...

  • More employees die from work accidents in small enterprises

    Employees in small enterprises have a greater risk of dying from a work accident than their colleges in larger enterprises with more than 50 employees. This is the situation in both Denmark and the EU. This is happening even though many small enterprises want to do an effort towards improving the work environment and avoid accidents. The research centre DAVID and The National Research centre for ...

  • Reducing EU work-related accidents and illness through better risk assessment

    Every year 5,720 people die in the European Union as a consequence of work-related accidents, according to EUROSTAT figures (1). Besides that, the International Labour Organisation estimates (2) that an additional 159,500 workers in the EU die every year from occupational diseases. Taking both figures into consideration, it is estimated that every three-and-a-half minutes somebody in the EU dies ...

  • Better managing of risks can reduce work-related accidents, says ILO

    The United Nations labour agency is calling for better management risks in the workplace in an effort to reduce the over two million deaths each year resulting from work-related accidents and ill health. In a new report published on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, observed this Monday (28 April), the International Labour Organization (ILO) outlined management ...


    By United Nations

  • 2014/15 UK Workplace Fatality Statistics Revealed

    The HSE have released the all-important stats for 2014/15 and they won’t come as a surprise to many involved with health and safety.  The United Kingdom’s workplaces continue to gradually become safer from fatal accidents in line with the long-term trend. The rate of fatalities is now more than half what it was twenty years ago, thanks to the benefits of health and safety ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Materials processor says safety procedures `ignored` after accident

    A metals processor has claimed that an accident at one of its yards was partly due to safety procedures “being ignored by the workforce”. All Metals Recycling (AMS) was fined GBP£12,500 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after Derek Baxter’s right leg was run over by a forklift truck as he knelt at the end of an aisle. Manchester Crown Court heard that the route had been narrowed by stock ...

  • Economic incentives pay dividends for workplace safety and health

    Newly published research by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) suggests that economic incentive schemes encouraging companies to invest in risk prevention are a cost-effective option for governments looking to cut the numbers of work-related accidents and illnesses. The EU-OSHA report on economic incentives was launched at a conference of the International Occupational ...

  • ANSI provides tips for avoiding accidents during National Safety Month

    It’s time to repair broken steps, clean out the medicine cabinet, and install lighting in dim hallways - June is National Safety Month. This event, which brings national attention to accident prevention, is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). During National Safety Month, NSC helps Americans to prevent injuries and ...

  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • HSE Publish annual workplace fatality statistics

    Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today. The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5. The Health and Safety Executive ...

  • No ties in the Japanese workplace - an energy efficiency measure

    In business offices around Japan, executives are not wearing ties. The historically conservative country has adopted a “no ties” trend as a means to be more comfortable in the workplace and therefore reduce the need for air conditioning, and the electricity required to drive it. The behaviour change has come in response to the continued intermittent power outages following the March ...

  • Irish concern at overall increase in workplace deaths for 2007

    Figures published by the Health and Safety Authority today (Thursday 3rd of January 2008) show that although there was a significant reduction in agriculture fatalities, 67 work-related deaths were reported in 2007 compared to 50 in 2006. The overall increase in the figures for workplace fatalities was mainly due to an increase in the construction and fishing sectors. There were 18 deaths in the ...

  • ILO welcomes new declaration on promotion of safer workplaces

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomed the Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work adopted here by some 50 high-level decision makers from around the world as a major new blueprint for constructing a global culture of safety and health at work. Meeting prior to the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, the first high-level Safety and Health Summit gathered ...

  • Summit of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment

    The importance of risk assessment in the workplace, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, will be the focus of a high-profile event being held in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November 2009. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Swedish EU Presidency, the summit marks the close of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment, which for the last ...

  • Slips, trips and falls at the workplace are no joke, say the HSE

    A total of 61 people died and more than 14,000 suffered serious injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall from height in British workplaces last year. These shocking statistics have prompted the launch of an awareness raising campaign from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The second phase of the Shattered Lives campaign was launched to highlight the devastating consequences of slips, trips ...

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