Category Archives: Health & Safety

Enforcement evening targets envirocrime......

Fly-tippers who litter local streets, parks and neighbourhoods have been warned that they are Waltham Forest’s Public Enemy Number One.  To read more click here.  If you have any comments to make on this story please email us: admin@unisonwalthamforest.org.uk

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England’s fire services suffer 25% cut to safety officers numbers......

Fire services in England have lost more than a quarter of their specialist fire safety staff since 2011, a Guardian investigation has found.  Click here to read more.

 

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Inquest into death of Marian Nemit who died re-fitting a shop in Leyton......

Romanian Marian died after a wall collapsed on him whilst working on a shop conversion job at the Bakers Arms in Leyton on 14 April 2015.

The inquest into his death will be held at the Coroners Court, Queen’s Rd, E17 on 12 and 13 September 2017.

Waltham Forest Trades Council has noted Marian’s death every Workers Memorial Day and will be attending the hearing.

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Health and Safety Reps Conference......

Date and time of event: Fri 6 Oct 2017 – 10:00 to 14:30
Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London
Cost: Free  (REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL)
About this event: WHAT EFFECT WILL BREXIT HAVE ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING IN THE WORKPLACE
 
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Polluted Cities: How the Government’s air quality plan will impact on Brighton and Hove, Bristol, London and Oxford......

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Third of private rented homes fail basic health and safety standards, new analysis finds......

Millions of UK people living in rented properties with dangerous hazards, despite private rents soaring.  Click here to read more.

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Britain facing cancer-toxin milk risk after Brexit......

US trade deal after Brexit could see milk and baby formula with cancer-causing toxins flood UK market.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON legal cover for hip replacement concerns......

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (MHRA) has recently issued a warning regarding metal-on-metal hip replacements that may cause muscle and bone damage.
 
All UNISON members (and their families) are entitled to comprehensive legal cover. In this case, UNISON’s legal service providers, Thompsons have experienced medical negligence experts who can provide a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT if you or your family have concerns about a metal-on-metal hip replacement.  Click here to read more.

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Asbestos matters again: St. Mary’s School, Walthamstow......

A quick visit to the Health and Safety Executive’s website reveals that LBWF has form on asbestos – see here:

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Waltham Forest: Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos at St Mary’s school......

Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.  Click here to read more.

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