Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research to Launch at University of Manchester

Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research to Launch at University of Manchester

On 29 November, representatives of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University of Manchester announced their intent to launch the Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research, a world-class hub for health and safety learning, training and research as well as expertise in risk management and regulation.

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Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Canadian Safety Experts Advocate for Treating All Excavations as Confined Spaces

Excavations present many of the same hazards as confined spaces – exposure to toxic gases, slips/trips/falls, falling equipment, contact with electrical lines, heat exhaustion, etc., as well as some unique hazards such as flooding and dust exposure. However, in some Canadian provinces, excavations sites are not treated as confined spaces.

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