HAVS diagnosis costs company

A Lancashire engineering company has been fined after a 29-year-old worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) through health surveillance after he was exposed regularly to vibration from hand

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What’s in a name?

I think it would be fair to say that we have all at some point in our lives gotten someone’s name wrong, haven’t we? We have all experienced that cringe

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Free seminar for Yorkshire SMEs to prepare for introduction of GDPR

Howarths will deliver a free seminar to help Yorkshire SMEs understand the requirements of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Act) that will come into effect in May 2018. Howarths will

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Patience is a Virtue

Especially when compared to a knee-jerk reaction which could lead to a costly pay out! Those who employ qualified professionals in a vocation, such as a teacher, would be wise

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Lack of training, supervision and proper equipment resulted in a six metre fall

A food manufacturing company has been fined after a worker fell six metres from the back of a fork lift truck whilst painting guttering and drainpipes during 2013. The employee

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Raising awareness of lung cancer

To mark World Lung Cancer Day on the 1st August, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) encouraged businesses to use its free ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign materials

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Wrenched into the spotlight

Employment Status is the starting point of everything, it dictates what employment rights your staff have, what your responsibilities are as an employer, how tax is calculated etc.  Get the

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We’re all going on a summer holiday!

The country has shut down as everyone jets off on their summer holidays, seeking out sun, sea and (I don’t like sand so…) ice cream! We all know that employees

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On the Coalface: Employment Law in Practice

On the Coalface: Employment Law in Practice All too often my subject is given a bad name. Whilst I appreciate that to some extent employment law can and does impose

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Employers falling short on safety

A recent survey has found that a quarter of employees working in hazardous job roles believe their employers aren’t doing enough to protect their health and keep them safe at

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