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Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry. The employee suffered severe injuries, … Continue reading

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Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council. Applying to sentences delivered in England or Wales on or after 1 … Continue reading

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Big Seven Supermarkets Plastic Bag Sales Down 86%

Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment. New figures reveal customers of … Continue reading

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People with Hidden Disabilities to Benefit from Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel. The Blue Badge scheme already means those with physical disabilities can park closer to their destination … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically active and … Continue reading

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Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council. The supermarket chain pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences, dating from August 2014 when a Tesco driver reversed into a member of the public … Continue reading

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Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth. … Continue reading

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