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Is your business doing its bit to protect the environment?

Photo shows lots of paper around a waste paper binThe role, and education of, environmental protection is something that shouldn’t be limited to schools, science labs, or left solely down to the general public. According to the UN, the world's 3,000 biggest firms cause around $2.2 trillion worth of environmental damage - when you consider that th…

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Rotherham recycling company fined for "blatant disregard" of employee safety

London Wiper Company Ltd. displayed "a blatant disregard" for the safety of 120 workers by failing to protect them properly against dangerous parts of cutting and crushing equipment.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) uncovered a catalogue of safety breaches during an inspection of the Univers…

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Waste firm in court over Blackburn worker's fall

A waste collection firm has appeared in court after poor safety measures led to a worker falling from the top of a truck in Blackburn.

Neales Waste Management Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a 44-year-old employee fell four metres to the ground while trying to r…

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Exeter firm fined after worker injured by reversing telehandler

A visiting worker suffered severe leg injuries when he was hit by a reversing telehandler vehicle at a waste transfer site near Exeter.

Andrew Grist, of Newton Abbot, suffered a detached calf muscle, a near severed toe and broken bones in his foot and was off work for six months after the inciden…

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County Durham firm fined after worker struck by waste vehicle

First Skips Ltd. has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when a vehicle reversed into him.

The 25-year-old, from Blackhall, was working in a sorting shed at the waste and recycling company in Shotton Colliery when the incident occurred on 8 October 2009.

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Waste company fined after member of the public dies

Team Waste (Southern) Ltd has been fined after a bin lorry ran over and killed a member of the public.

The HSE investigation determined that the company failed to ensure that control measures identified in their own risk assessment were put into practice. The driver reversed the refuse collection ve…

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Berkeley decommissioning programme reaches next stage

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that "Magnox, the licensee at Berkeley nuclear power station has taken a significant step towards hazard reduction at the decommissioning site, moving into the stage of ‘care and maintenance’".

For the next 60 years, the station will be left to deca…

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