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Major Workplace Disasters

Research indicates that since the Introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, fatal injuries to employees have fallen by 87%, and reported non-fatal injuries have fallen by 77%.

However, recent figure provide evidence that 153 workers have a work-related accident every 53 seconds i…

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Seveso II Directive Update

The new Seveso Directive proposal is under negotiation; a report outlining the likely impact on COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) sites of possible changes is now available.

Chemical accidents often have serious, even devastating, consequences. Some well known major accidents like Seves…

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Nuclear Accidents

Japan has raised the severity of its nuclear crisis from level 5 to the highest level (level 7), describing it at a "major accident" and putting it on a par with the Chernobyl disaster. Whilst reporting this, The Telegraph (click to view full article) has also included details of previous incident…

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