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HAVS

Civil engineering firm fined £40,000

Firm fined £40,000 after failing to conduct health surveillance A civil engineering firm based in Wakefield has been fined after seven workers contracted Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) because of their work. Family-owned firm Peter Duffy Limited employs 190 people working on infrastructure projects, mostly in the North of England. The business pleaded guilty to breaching …

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Sue Britton Bursary award

University of Bristol student accepts Sue Britton Bursary A student at the University of Bristol has accepted the Sue Britton Bursary. Sue Britton was a double-lung transplantee who passed away in 2020. She had worked in occupational health for many years. To those who knew her, Sue embodied the most positive disposition and held humanity …

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COHPA

About COHPA Membership

COHPA Membership Occupational Health Assessment Ltd has joined the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (“COHPA”), becoming the latest professional medical services firm to commit to the organisations’ Code of Conduct. With an emphasis on professional performance, quality standards, ethics and probity, COHPA is a not-for-profit independent association of occupational health and wellbeing providers. As well …

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car company fined

Car company fined £140,000

Company fined heavily following poor occupational health advice A UK car dealership has been fined £140,000 at Sheffield Crown Court, following breaches of health and safety laws and poor practices by the company’s retained occupational health provider. Motor sales company, Perrys Motor Sales Ltd (PMS) and Occupational Health & Safety Consultants, S & Ash Ltd …

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