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September 2016 

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Our October 2016 edition includes:  

  • Cracking down on food crime
  • How an EHO worked to reduce rail engineering noise
  • The shortlist for the CIEH Environmental Hero Award
  • The agenda: Air quality

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Largest ever fine £2.2m handed to ‘idiotic’ firm after death

Health and Safety

Largest ever fine £2.2m handed to ‘idiotic’ firm after death

Katie Coyne14/09/2016 - 14:00

A Cheshire homeware firm has been handed the largest fine to date for a local authority prosecution following the death of one of its workers.

Fake EHO tries to close down business

Food Safety

Fake EHO tries to close down business

Stuart Spear14/09/2016 - 14:16

Manchester police warn about fake EHO who carried out hygiene inspection of a local business threatening to close it down.

CIEH launches clean air campaign

Environmental Protection

CIEH launches clean air campaign

Stuart Spear14/09/2016 - 15:23

The CIEH has launched a Clean Air for All campaign as pressure grows on government to introduce tougher environmental legislation to tackle air quality.

Public health warning over Hajj pilgrimage

Public Health

Public health warning over Hajj pilgrimage

Stuart Spear14/09/2016 - 14:32

The elderly, the young and the pregnant have been advised to postpone the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca to prevent the risk of MERS infection.

Huge fine for negligent care home as family call for review

Health and Safety

Huge fine for negligent care home as family call for review

Katie Coyne14/09/2016 - 14:10

A care company and one of its employees has been ordered to pay a total of £1.72m after one of its residents died after falling down a flight of unlit stairs.

Chronic diseases 15 years after 9/11

Environmental Protection

Chronic diseases 15 years after 9/11

Stuart Spear14/09/2016 - 14:23

On the fifteenth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centre the numbers of first responders now suffering chronic diseases is growing.

Radical shake-up to LAs debated in Parliament

Regulation

Radical shake-up to LAs debated in Parliament

Katie Coyne14/09/2016 - 14:40

Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke has proposed a number of radical changes to local government organisation that he says will improve efficiency and create savings.

G4S fined £1.8m for water safety

Health and Safety

G4S fined £1.8m for water safety

Stuart Spear14/09/2016 - 14:45

The cash management arm of the security firm G4S has been fined £1.8m for failing to protect workers from the risk of Legionnaires’ disease following prosecution by Harlow Council.

Defra air quality modelling based on ‘fantasy data’

Environmental Protection

Defra air quality modelling based on ‘fantasy data’

Stuart Spear07/09/2016 - 15:47

ClientEarth has called on Defra for clarity over modelling calculations following concerns it has not factored in accurate diesal car emission data.

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