Risk Digest: Recycling Company Face Fine After Work Accident + More News

This week in your Risk Digest: Kaspersky will be opening up its anti-virus source code, a recycling company face a fine after a work accident, the UK faces a substantial mental health challenge at work and more.

Information Security

“Kaspersky will open up its anti-virus source code for an independent review to prove that it is not aiding Russian spying and to win back trust with its customers.” Read the full article here.


“The unpatched security vulnerability allows attackers to use a Windows code-sharing feature to trigger malware using formatted Outlook messages” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“A recycling company has been fined following an incident in which a worker was left with life changing injuries after he was struck by a moving machine.” Read the full article here.


“The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has called for The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) to be disposed of, and the “re-introduction of mandatory Fire Certificates for designated premises, based on independent inspections by the fire brigades”, the global professional membership body has said.” Read the full article here.


“Environment Secretary Michael Gove launches the Cefas-Exeter collaborative centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures to support food security and blue growth.” Read the full article here.


“The tenth report on food sampling activity in Northern Ireland covers the targeted, risk-based, sampling and testing of food carried out by local councils in Northern Ireland across the food supply and retail chain.” Read the full article here.


“The EU currently sets fishing catch limits in order to maintain fish stocks. The WWF is concerned that poor management post-Brexit could result in over-fishing” Read the full article here.


“The Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures will focus on sea animal health, food safety and protection of aquatic environment” Read the full article here.

Energy Saving


“Two of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy.” Read the full article here.


“German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity this weekend.” Read the full article here.

Mental Health


“A new report published this week by the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health, stresses that ‘the UK faces a significant mental health challenge at work.’” Read the full article here.


“Over three quarters (77 percent) of Brits admit that having a bad night’s sleep negatively impacts their working day, with 27 percent claiming that they feel exhausted on a daily basis. Comment from Sleep Neuroscientist, Professor Jim Horne” Read the full article here.


“Bloodhound will use Typhoon jet engine to reach around 350mph before a Jaguar V8 car engine and a rocket help it pass 1,000mph.” Read the full article here.


“Shares in Twitter have risen sharply after the company said it could be on course to turn its first-ever quarterly profit.” Read the full article here.

Financial Conduct


“Royal Bank of Scotland could be on course for its first full-year profit since its £45bn state bailout at the height of the financial crisis after posting a third successive quarter of profits.” Read the full article here.


“Britain is being investigated by the EU over the legality of a tax exemption scheme for multinational companies.” Read the full article here.


“Billions of euros of British taxpayers’ money could remain locked into an EU bank for more than thirty years after Brexit, the UK has been warned.” Read the full article here.


“Boris Johnson has unilaterally declared to EU citizens living in the UK that “your rights will be protected whatever happens” after Brexit.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side    

“A Japanese food firm has developed a noise-cancelling fork to take the socially awkward “slurp” away from eating noodles.” Read the full article here.


“TV weather forecaster Kawser Quamer giggled her way through a report after the wrong chyron hilariously flashed up on viewers’ screens.” Read the full article here.


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