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Deadly SlumberThis article from Safety & Health Practitioner (November 2015) addresses the problem of rough sleepers sheltering in waste containers 11 people have been killed over the past year when containers they were sheltering in were tipped into waste collection vehicles.
ORG Health and Safety day hailed as 'best yet' by delegatesThe ORG held its sixth H&S conference and exhibition at the Chesford Grange hotel in Kenilworth. Over 100 delegates attended the event and listened to a broad range of speakers covering topical subjects for the organics recycling sector.
Call for volunteers for bioaerosols studyREA compost members are invited to take part in research to better understand exposure of workers to bioaerosols on site.
09/01/15 Reducing secondary containment failuresOne of the root causes of containment failure incidents occurred within the AD sector over the past years is the lack or poor standard of secondary containment. Several members of the REA as well as the EA have raised concerns that there is currently little clarity or transparency on what is required in terms of containment and bunding at AD sites.
09/01/15 Improving Technical CompetenceThe AD sector has concerns that for this rapidly expanding sector that there is a shortage of technical and operational competence. A group of stakeholders have recently started to work on identifying the core minimum training required to operate an AD (of any size) and develop a draft syllabus.
ORG Health and Safety Newsletter July 2014The July 2014 edition of the H&S newsletter with information on accidents and fires on waste management site consultation.
ORG January H&S NewsletterThe January 2014 edition of our quarterly health & safety newsletter, with a welcome to the REA biogas group.
ORG Health & Safety News Letter Autumn 2013Our latest newsletter includes features on; Workplace Transport,
Legionella and our Quarterly Health & Safety Survey.
Consultation published on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting requirementsHSE is consulting on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection activities.Despite some improvement over the last five years, the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling industry remains poor in comparison to other industries. Collection activities represent one of the most hazardous activities associated with the industry, with approximately 80% of accidents occurring during collection of household and trade waste.
Statistics on Fatal Injuries in the Workplace 2011/12HSE statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace. The addition of provisional data for the period April 2011 - March 2012 suggests a levelling-off in the previous downward trend in the rate of fatal injuries, over the last four years. The key points from the release are:
Sharp increase’ in workers killed in waste industryNew official statistics published today (June 28) show the number of workers killed in Britain's waste and recycling industry sharply increased last year.
HSE report on bioaerosols from composting activitiesThe HSE has recently released a report on bioaerosol emissions from waste composting and the potential for workers’ exposure. The work has been carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratories.
Operator CompetenceThis guidance provides an explanation of:
AFOR sign up to Waste Industry Safety and Health Strategy 2009-2013It was recognised in 2002 that more work needed to be carried out by both HSE and the industry. As a result, representatives from the waste management and recycling industry came together to form the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH)
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