work place safety

Accidents at work – latest statistics from The Health & Safety Executive

The latest statistics from the Health & Safety Executive covering 2016:

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions

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Clydeside Action

Clydeside Action on Asbestos Gala Ball

We are delighted to share the news that the inaugural Clydeside Action on Asbestos Gala Ball on 12th May raised £35,000 for the organisation.

Phyllis Craig MBE, director of CAA, said: “This fantastic sum will enable us to continue to provide much needed practical and emotional support to those living with an asbestos related disease and their families”

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New safety campaign targets road traffic accidents on A9

A new road safety campaign highlighting the dangers of using mobile phones whilst driving will be targeted at drivers on Scotland’s longest trunk road next month.

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vicious dog attack

What if it were your child left scarred for life by a vicious dog attack?

Lanarkshire children continue to be traumatised by vicious dog attacks and we wonder what will it take for a crackdown on “pets” that maim. 

What do 8 year-old Lanarkshire boys Aiden Gallagher and Adam Taylor have in common with 6 year-old Lanarkshire girl Sinead Fleming?

All three were viciously attacked by dogs in Lanarkshire within the last two months.

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work injury

We are not amused…Queen’s Speech undermines UK worker safety and rights to fair compensation

We have come to expect the coalition government to be hell bent on a crusade to reduce worker safety, fuelled by a spurious political dogma that a reduction in the regulatory burden will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of British industry, thus solving all our economic woes at a stroke – and the Queen’s Speech on 8th May didn’t disappoint…

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