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Workplace Compliance News - February 2019

Contractors
Infrastructure contractor fined £500,000 after exposing workers to debilitating condition
Infrastructure contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd. has been fined after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. The HSE found that workers at the company were exposed to hand-arm vibration between 2002 and 2011 which put them at risk of developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
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Global organisations unite to solve fire safety in buildings
RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) has joined more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings.
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Justice
Company fined £260,000 after worker struck by steel fencing panels
A security fencing manufacturing company has been fined after a worker sustained significant injuries on site.
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Health and Safety
Director jailed after two brothers killed in Hoddesdon explosion
Simon Thomerson has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers.
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Environment Agency agrees first ‘‘Enforcement Undertaking’’ for odour pollution
An Enforcement Undertaking (EU) has been agreed with Renewi UK Services Ltd, formerly Shanks Waste Management Ltd, after the company were suspected of causing odours, following a history of odour complaints.
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