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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully brought 65 cases to court in the region during the 12 months from April 2013, with 14 cases involving work at height and 12 involving ...
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Modern electric motors and variable speed drives are receiving more attention from factory and plant managers, particularly as the rules mandate higher efficiency choices. Brian Tinham examines the issues

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When you can’t handle the truth

Put your lean know-how to the test in our continuous improvement dilemma column

Maintenance safety: a Mayday call

The strange disappearance of Flight MH370 has baffled the world. But we can turn to another air disaster for definitive answers on improving our own safety standards.

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Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon

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Mike Price of The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) on recognising life's priorities

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Webinar set to address supply chain challenges

Oliver Wight, AIMMS and Districon are to host a joint Integrated Business Planning & Supply Chain Optimization webinar on May 20 2014.

Jungheinrich unveils robust IC-powered forklifts

Jungheinrich is launching two new internal combustion engine-powered counterbalance forklift trucks.

Food crates keep going for longer

A range of food crates from that stack and nest is claimed to provide the advantages of traditional bale arm crates, but with the additional benefit of offering a prolonged life span.