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Thinking of mesothelioma patients on World Cancer Day 2023

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Author: Andrew Stinchcombe

The world will come together this Saturday (4 February) to mark World Cancer Day 2023. This is a global campaign led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to...

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How to prevent an accident at work

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Author: Zoe Morgan

Far too many of the 500,000 work accidents in the UK every year are preventable. Work accidents can turn lives upside down, causing serious injuries, including bone fractures, head and...

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What are the most common construction worker accidents?

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Author: Claire Sagala

According to the Labour Force Survey, there were 59,000 cases of non-fatal work injury in the construction industry between 2021 and 2022. This is around twice as high as the...

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Hospital Trust in Nottingham pleads guilty to maternity care failures after death of baby Wynter Andrews

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Author: Hannah Carr

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust has been fined £800,000 following the tragic death of baby Wynter Andrews. The trust was criminally prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in...

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance reports busy year in 2022 attending over 1,000 incidents

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Author: Anna Cole

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has reported that 2022 was another busy year for its aircrew, who completed 1,061 missions across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. The charity provides vital, life-saving emergency...

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What is silicosis disease?

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Author: Phillip Gower

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Author: Andrew Stinchcombe

Silicosis is a rare, long-term lung disease that is caused by breathing in large amounts of crystalline silica dust over long periods of time. Silica or silicone dioxide is a...

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Cold weather and the risk to outdoor workers

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Author: Louise Gardner

Cold temperatures, heavy rain, snow, wind and ice are all staples of British winters. However, as the weather gets colder, the risk of work accidents rises, particularly for outdoor workers....

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What to do if you are injured in a bus accident

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Author: Rebecca Brisley

A major incident was declared earlier today (Tuesday, 17 January 2023) following a double decker bus crash on the A39 near Bridgwater. The bus was carrying workers from the company...

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Blue Monday and the emotional effects of brain injury

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Author: Tom Hartigan

Today (16 January) is known as ‘Blue Monday.’ It’s considered by some to be the most depressing day of the year. A mix of post-festive comedown, financial worries, and the...

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Asbestos in shops and protecting shopworkers’ safety

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Author: Alison Sayers

Many former shopworkers are tragically diagnosed with asbestos diseases, like mesothelioma, years after they were first exposed. Unfortunately, asbestos is still found in many shops in buildings constructed before the...

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How to report an accident at work

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Author: Tom Hartigan

Having an accident at work can be extremely upsetting and stressful. If you experience an injury at work, it’s vital to report the accident to your employer. Reporting your work...

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