This month’s H&S news in brief

HSE publishes steel safety guide

A book about how firms working with steel and other metal stock can prevent workers suffering musculoskeletal injuries, slips and trips, falls from heights or being struck or crushed has been produced by the Health & Safety Executive. It is available from HSE Books on 01787 881165.

Fabricator fined after fall injures employee

A fabrication firm has been fined 4,000 after an employee fell from height and suffered serious injuries on a construction site in 2001. Savill Fabrications pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws.

HSE offers more cash to improve safety

The Health and Safety Commission has opened the second round of its Worker Safety Adviser Challenge Fund, to run from April 2005 until March 2007. It funds projects that encourage employees and employers to improve how they manage health and safety.

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