Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th November 2017 Issue no. 798

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Two horrific deaths in the waste & recycling industry

* Two-horrific-deaths.jpgTragically, within a month of each other, two men have died at separate incidents within the waste & recycling industry, early reports suggesting that these were both machinery-related incidents.

These fatalities remind us that contact with moving machinery is one of the main causes of death in the sector.

The Health & Safety Executive - while not implying anything specific about the circumstances of these particular incidents - say it is imperative that those using machinery in the W&R industry should remind themselves of the relevant health & safety guidance relating to machinery guarding and isolation procedures and check that operations are always conducted legally and safely.

A useful document produced by the Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum: 'Practical advice on lock-off recycling/recovery machinery' is available at:

www.wishforum.org.uk

22nd June 2017




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