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Health and Safety News Headlines

Today’s health and safety news headlines include: Workplace wellbeing support is worse in the public sector than in the private sector, Kirkcaldy company fined after member of the public drowns, Paralympic hero banned from Alton Towers’ notorious Smiler rollercoaster over “health and safety” fears and much more.

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Today’s Health and Safety News Headlines

The owner of a takeaway in Preston has been fined for a number of health and safety offences. Read more – 2 BR Jobs

The man behind one of Cumbria’s biggest sporting events has been warned he faces a possible jail sentence for breaching health and safety regulations. Read more – Times and Star

Housing and social care services group Mears has banned its contractor and maintenance workers from having beards over health and safety concerns. Read more – Construction news

Luton builder cleared of health and safety charge after electrician was paralysed after fall on site. Read more – Bedfordshire on Sunday

Health and Safety Executive making inquiries after man fell from scaffolding at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Read more – Gazette Live

Hardwood flooring supplier and manufacturer Cambridge Timbertec Ltd has been fined over £40,000 for failing to maintain health and safety Standards in the workplace. Read more – Cabinet Maker

Paralympic hero banned from Alton Towers’ notorious Smiler rollercoaster over “health and safety” fears. Read more – The Mirror

Blackwater restaurant fined £20,000 for series of food hygiene offences. Read more – Get Surrey

Heat can affect workers in many industries. Water, rest and shade can keep them safe. OSHA launches a new Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. Read more – United States Department of Labour

Mind survey reveals differences in mental health support for public & private sector workers. Read more – SHP Online

And Finally…

Housebuilder Lovell has organised a poster competition with a school in Telford to help highlight the importance of health and safety in the construction industry. Read more – Shrops Live

Apple to introduce new software to aid road safety to stop drivers using mobile phone. Read more – The Next Web

Jersey’s asbestos buried – at a cost of £1 million. Read more – Jersey Evening Post

VIDEO: Heart-stopping moment window cleaner works four floors up with no safety equipment. Watch – Press and Journal

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