18 May Health and Safety News Headlines
Today’s health and safety news headlines include: Ejector seat manufacturer to go on trial over Red Arrows pilot’s death, The TUC has warned trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government’s Brexit plans, Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico and much more.
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Today’s Health and Safety News Headlines
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The maker of an ejector seat will go on trial next year after being charged with breaching health and safety law following the death of a Red Arrows pilot. Read more – Sky News
Brexit puts health and safety protections for workers at risk, says TUC. Read more – SHP Online
Scotland’s major animal welfare charity has been fined £5000 for failing to protect the well-being of its workers. Read more – Dunfermline Press
Co Armagh primary bans fidget spinners amid ‘health and safety risk’ claims. Parents told kids’ craze toy will be confiscated if brought to school. Read more – Armaghi
A carpenter who witnessed a colleague fall to his death during his first major project has said the working conditions on site were dangerous. Read more – The Argus
Two heroic roofers rescued a man from the River Mersey after he was spotted struggling in the water near a Wirral tourist spot. Read More – Liverpool Echo
The CDM 2015 Regulations have had limited impact on the construction industry and no apparent impact on its accident rate. That’s the key finding of a joint survey carried out by Construction Manager and Health and Safety at Work, the magazine of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. Read more – Construction Magazine
A large wall of scaffolding has collapsed across Federal Square in central Auckland, near St Patrick’s Cathedral. Read more – Business Day
Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico. WHO figures show people in Britain are more likely to die from dirty air than those living in some other comparable countries. Read more – The Guardian
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