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A care home has been ordered to £210,000 in fines and costs following an incident in which a resident with Parkinson’s disease died after his pyjamas caught fire when smoking a cigarette unattended. Guildford Crown Court heard that wheelchair-bound Gordon Boxall became engulfed in flames when a cigarette he was smoking ignited his pyjamas after […]

The wait is over… The September issue of IOSH Magazine is now online. It is also available as a PDF download for offline reading. To download our virtual issue, click on the magazine cover on the homepage at www.ioshmagazine.com, click on it again to load the online version. If you wish to read it offline, […]

A north-east based company has been fined following the death of an employee after a wall collapsed on to him. Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard how 43-year old Radcliffe, an employee of Mike Neesam & Son Limited, had been working on a toilet refurbishment project on Hall Hill Farm County Durham. When he attempted to walk […]

Proposals will give the Health Service Safety Investigations Body power to investigate serious patient safety incidents. A safety organisation drawing on lessons from the airline industry will have new legal powers to investigate serious patient safety incidents in the NHS in England, under plans laid before parliament (14 September 2017). The draft Health Service Safety Investigations […]

HSIB became operational on 1st April 2017. Its purpose is to improve safety through effective and independent investigations that don’t apportion blame or liability. Although HSIB is funded by the Department of Health and hosted by NHS, they operate independently. They’re also independent from regulatory bodies like the Care Quality Commission (CQC). By offering a new […]

IOSH Online Magazine The wait is over… The August issue of IOSH Magazine is now online. It is also available as a PDF download for offline reading. To download our virtual issue, click on the magazine cover on the homepage at www.ioshmagazine.com, click on it again to load the online version. If you wish to […]

 A new chapter focusing on the adverse effects of noise in the workplace has been added to IOSH’s online Occupational Health toolkit. The development of the new guidance by IOSH’s Information & Intelligence team follows feedback from members at the annual IOSH Networks Conference last year. It covers the main sources of noise at work, […]

Retail giant’s overall penalty includes a £5m fine for safety failings under the Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations. Tesco Stores has accepted an £8m penalty after pleading guilty to a major pollution incident, which saw 23,500 litres of petrol leak in to a Lancashire sewerage system and rivers. £5m of the fine was levied for […]