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Save the Data!

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. Last week, social media giant Facebook was fined £500,000 by the Information Commission Office (ICO) for breaching data protection […]

Week commencing 9th July 2018 – In the News

The mission to save 12 young boys and their coach in Thailand grips the world This week, the world was gripped by the plight of a young football team and their coach in Thailand, who became trapped by floodwater in the Tham Luang cave complex. The international Health and Safety community game together from all […]

A Kick in the Right Direction

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. The arrival of July sees a multitude of world-class sporting events continue or conclude; with the World Cup, the […]

Week commencing 2nd July 2018 – In the News

New IOSH Course looks to tackle impact of workplace diseases At Health and Safety Expo 2018, IOSH unveiled a new course on ‘Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing’ in an attempt to raise employer awareness. Over 26 million working days were lost in 2016/17, costing the UK over £100 billion in lost productivity and revenue. Workplace […]

Aspergillosis – Not Mushroom For Error

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. The focus for this week ties directly into our ‘Hazard of the Month’ as it outlines the causes and […]

Week commencing 25th June 2018 – In the News

TUC issues Health and Safety advice for scorching summer temperatures As workers across the nation enjoy a rare and pleasant episode of gorgeous sunny weather, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) offers advice on what employers can do to protect their workforce. Here at WA Management, we echo the advice of drinking lots of fluids, wearing […]

October 2017 – In the News

Fireworks in November Remember, remember the fifth of November, Fireworks, Bonfires, so hot, We see no reason Why Firework Season Should be such a dangerous lot! 990 injuries were caused in the UK last October and November as the result of improper safety measures around fireworks and bonfires. Enjoy the magic without the danger and […]

September 2017 – In the News

Colwyn Bay Pier: Asbestos ‘Could Contaminate Beach’ Concerns are increasing that asbestos from the derelict Grade II-listed Colwyn Bay pier could contaminate the beach. Asbestos sheeting was used in the construction of the main pavilion in the 1930s. A report by Conwy council said the sheeting could break up if the pier was hit by […]

August 2017 – In the News

Houston Flood: Explosions At Arkema Chemical Plant Explosions have been heard coming from a chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston. Emergency officials reported two blasts and black smoke issuing from the Arkema plant at Crosby. During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the complex lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need […]

July 2017 – In the News

Volvo goes electric across the board Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019. The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver safety, has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine. It plans to launch five fully electric models between […]