Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 12th August 2016.
Tech Week Europe 5.8.16
Rio 2016: Social Media Scams and 4,500 Malicious Apps Target Olympic Fans.
Tech Week Europe 8.8.16
Health & Safety
Health and Safety Executive 8.8.16
A school in Brentwood has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a worker was injured as he fell from a roof.
Health and Safety Executive 5.8.16
A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler.
Feeding the World International Ltd trading as Get Stuffed is recalling a variety of its Delicious Indian Cuisine on the Go products because their shelf-lives have been extended and so they could potentially pose a risk to human health. The affected products should also display a ‘use by’ date on the label rather than a ‘best before’ date.
Interlink is recalling its Pop Millet (Roasted Millet Snack Bar) because it contains peanuts which is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.
On 5 August 2016, HHJ Pearce Higgins QC sentenced 2 men at Worcester Crown Court for their part in the commission of environmental offences.
Ford’s new diesel engine production line is expected to cut energy and water use by 50% for each engine built at the company’s Dagenham diesel centre in the UK.
Australia’s government has preliminarily blocked Chinese and Hong Kong bidders from taking a controlling stake in the country’s largest electricity network, citing worries over national security.
A proposed small hydropower project in west London has received a further setback, as court judges allowed an appeal by a club owned by Shell against the granting of planning permission to the site.
SHP Online 8.8.16
A powerful new film launched by the British Safety Council shows how stress can lead to injury and fatalities at work. In any activity where concentration is vital for safety, such as working in construction, driving, or in health and social care, stress can be fatal.
Giving up time for charity work found to boost mental wellbeing as people get older,” the Mail Online reports. A new UK-based study found that volunteering was associated with increased mental wellbeing; but mainly in adults aged between 40 and 70.
The Telegraph 11.8.16
Although going to ‘the world’s biggest pub‘ sounds like good fun, a visit to CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival can be somewhat overwhelming for the uninitiated. Here’s our guide on how to get the best from it.
Huffington Post 12.8.16
Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms in people with schizophrenia when combined with medication. The study from University of Manchester discovered that, when teamed with medication, 12 weeks of aerobic exercise training can improve patients’ brain functioning than drugs alone.
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