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Safety, Health & Environment

01 November 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

HEALTH & Safety Commission chairman Bill Callaghan has called for more quarry firms to put health and safety first and sign up to the industry's target to cut the number of injuries at work in...

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01 November 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

AN employee of Preston Borough Council died recently as a result of head injuries sustained when the horizontal rotor unit of the suction fan on a Scarab Major 3000 road sweeper catastrophically...

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01 November 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

ROADSTONE Provinces Ltd have been found guilty of breaching Ireland's Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 1989 on two separate occasions, and fined a total of £2,400.

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01 October 2000 | Quarrying

Aggregate Industries have teamed up with DuPont to develop and implement a new health and safety policy for their 175 quarries and associated sites throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Earlier this year the Health and Safety Executive launched a new electronic product designed to manage the risks from hand-arm vibration (HAV) arising from the use of hand-held power tools.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Ireland's Health and Safety Authority is currently investigating an incident in which a member of the Garda Siochana (police) and two employees of the UK-based company AMCO - the site agent and...

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Hanson Aggregates' Clee Hill Quarry near Ludlow, in Shropshire, has won an environmental innovation award from the Quarry Products Association for a device known as the Clee Hill Clamp.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Following successful trials at 29 sites across the UK during the past year, the Quarry Products Association's Good Neighbour scheme has been launched in Scotland by George Lyon MSP.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

RMC Aggregates have been recognised as one of the two most environmentally responsible and community-focused organisations in Wales at the Welsh Environment Awards 2000.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Mark Sherwood of Johnston Roadstone's Leinthall Quarry, in Herefordshire, has invested some of his firm's cash in a bid to recreate a piece of medieval England.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

For a second year Beckhouse Media, publishers of Environment Times, are appealing for entries for their Nature of Industry awards.

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

Around 200 quarry employees from all parts of the UK gathered in London on 8 September for the Quarry Products Association's Health and Safety Competition awards ceremony, an annual event which...

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01 October 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

The HSE has published research identifying the main risk factors associated with injuries caused by manual-handling tasks which require workers to adopt complex postures.

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01 September 2000 | Safety, Health & Environment

BILL Callaghan, chairman of the Heath & Safety Commission, has welcomed a tough new target to cut the number of injuries in the quarrying industry in half by 2005 - the first sector-specific...

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01 September 2000 | Quarrying

THE Quarry Products Association has strongly attacked government proposals on noise reduction, warning that they would have a devastating effect on the UK quarrying industry if adopted.

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