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01 September 2002 | Safety, Health & Environment

THREATENED species of wading birds will soon be able to find sanctuary on a purpose-built island within a working quarry in Cambridgeshire under plans recently unveiled by Aggregate Industries UK...

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01 August 2002 | Safety, Health & Environment

 

OVER 100 delegates from the quarrying sector attended an interactive safety day in June at Lancashire’s Holme Park Quarry.

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01 August 2002 | Safety, Health & Environment

 

"THE first archaeological project financed from the Aggregates Tax Sustainability Fund has uncovered remains of international significance in a quarry near Thetford, Norfolk."

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THE Health and Safety Executive has published a new hazard-assessment document for respirable crystalline silica focusing on its potential to cause the lung disease silicosis.

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DEVELOPMENTS in health and safety were the focus of discussions at a recent seminar organized by the Silica and Moulding Sands Association (SAMSA), part of the QPA, with the assistance of WBB...

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LAST month saw the launch of Action Energy (formerly known as the Energy Efficiency Best Pratice Programme), a government initiative introduced by the Carbon Trust to help businesses within the...

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The HSC have published a discussion document containing proposals that would make it easier for firms to comply with their legal duty to control workers’ exposure to chemicals.

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THE Quarry Products Association has launched its annual national Play Safe…Stay Safe child safety campaign, as quarry companies once again brace themselves for one of their most worrying problems...

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Foster Yeoman have become the first company to have all their asphalt plants approved to the OHSAS 18001 health and safety management standard.

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THE new Aggregates Tax Sustainability Fund was officially launched last month by Environment Minister Michael Meacher as a way of helping reduce the environmental impact of primary aggregates...

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HEALTH and Safety Minister Dr Alan Whitehead MP visited Johnston Roadstone’s award-winning Leaton Quarry in Shropshire last month to hear more about its industry-leading health and safety...

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THE Health & Safety Commission has published a new enforcement policy statement which, for the first time, sets out specific criteria for deciding whether to investigate and prosecute breaches...

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PREVENTING deaths and injuries from industrial vehicles is the aim of a new research report from the Health & Safety Executive.

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01 February 2002 | Safety, Health & Environment

FOLLOWING hard on the heels of the recent proposals to reduce occupational exposure to vibration from plant and equipment, a new European Parliament Directive proposes to limit ambient daily noise...

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01 February 2002 | Quarrying

RMC (UK) Ltd have released their third Environmental Report — the first to focus specifically on the company’s commitment to sustainability and its new, more integrated approach to strategic and...

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