health and safety news

Health and Safety News Headlines

Today’s health and safety news headlines include: health and safety is killing woodpeckers, Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’, Farm chiefs have reiterated a plea to farmers to be more safety aware after three farm-related deaths and a ‘near-miss’ in less than two weeks, £475k fine for HGV firm following death of worker and much more.

Welcome to today’s edition of the Callidus health and safety news headline roundup – the home of health and safety news. This will help keep you up to date with all the latest health & safety news headlines. So, sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest industry news on one convenient place.

Today’s Health and Safety News Headlines

Eco NRG Solutions Ltd and its director Jon Luke Antoniou have been fined after a worker fell from height at a farm in Cornwall. Read more – HSE

Farm fatality caused by dangerous machinery. A man who was contracted to spread fertilizer on a farmer’s field was crushed to death by a reversing telehandler in the farm’s yard. Read more – SHP Online

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests. The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to score popular apps on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image. Read more – BBC News

NFU farm safety and transport adviser Tom Price said farmers should be making more of a concerted effort to maintain farm safety. It came as the Health and Safety Executive confirmed a farmer was killed in Warwickshire on May 2, when a section of a tree he was moving with a tractor fell and crushed him. Read more – FG Insight

ATE Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company that buys, refurbishes and sells Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and trailers has been sentenced after the death of 63-year-old worker William Price. Read more – SHP Online

An obsession with keeping the landscape tidy has been blamed for the rapid disappearance of Britain’s smallest woodpecker. Read more – The Times

New clinical trial offers hope for patients with hard-to-treat cancer caused by asbestos. Read more – Medical Life Sciences

Mentor FLT Training is urging all work that operate fork lift trucks and those responsible for their safety to implement a three-points-of-contact rule when mounting and dismounting the vehicles. Read more – SHP Online

And finally…

Barbour Podcast: Transforming Health and Safety without falling foul of the Regulator. Listen here – Facilities Management Journal

17 ways your office job is destroying your health. Read more – Business Insider

Watch – This is what happens when a 1998 car crashes into a 2015 car. MSN UK

For all the latest health & safety news, and advance notifications of Callidus news, sign up to the Callidus Newsletter here.