Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 19th August 2016.
Health and Safety
The employee sustained twenty percent burns to his head, neck and hands after he was engulfed in flames when ethyl acetate – a highly flammable liquid – was being transfered from a bulk storage tank into an intermediate bulk container.
Blossom Cottage is recalling a batch of its Morello Cherry Cordial 500ml bottles because fermentation has occurred in some of the bottles.
While junk food is vilified for damaging the environment, healthy grains, fruit and veg often get a free pass. That is, until now.
The Environment Agency has this week started an £800,000 programme of work on the rivers Aire and Worth to remove gravel and silt deposited by the winter floods.
Natural Resources Wales 19.8.16
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has discovered the likely source of a pollution incident in mid-Wales. Oil analysis linked the fuel found in the Lledan Brook in Welshpool to a red diesel tank at a local fuelling station.
Research Councils UK welcomes the statement made by HM Treasury on continuity of funding for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, published on 13 August.
BBC News 17.8.16
Minutes from the US central bank’s last meeting show policy-makers divided over when the next rate rise should come.
According to the minutes, some Federal Reserve members felt “economic conditions would soon warrant taking another step”, while others believed more data was needed.
TechWeek Europe 18.8.16
Learn how the convergence of real estate, technology and HR can support workplace redesign for better business outcomes by downloading the whitepaper.
Huffington Post 15.8.16
Taken at face value, Ofcom’s recent report on the nation’s addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel “hooked” to the internet.
The Independent 19.8.16
Researchers at the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany had been investigating MERS when they made the unexpected discovery.
UK Reuters 18.8.16
In a country where some 200 breweries produce well over 1,000 different beers, surely no one is considering brewing their own? Wrong.
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