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EHPs respond to Ebola call: ‘It would be cowardly not to step up’

Public Health

EHPs respond to Ebola call: ‘It would be cowardly not to step up’

Tom Wall15/10/2014 - 13:00

Over 20 environmental health practitioners have expressed an interest in combating the spread of Ebola in West Africa following the CIEH's appeal for volunteers in last week’s EHN Extra.

Ellie’s plight ‘shows law needs to change’

Housing

Ellie’s plight ‘shows law needs to change’

Tom Wall15/10/2014 - 13:00

Housing campaigners have urged MPs to support measures to outlaw revenge evictions after an EHN investigation .

Outcry over ‘lenient’ gangmaster sentence

Health and Safety

Outcry over ‘lenient’ gangmaster sentence

Corin Williams15/10/2014 - 15:00

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority has said a £500 fine given to an illegal gangmaster in Northern Ireland who forced workers to live in unheated breezeblock outbuildings is ‘derisory’.

England ‘could learn from Wales’ over Ebola

Public Health

England ‘could learn from Wales’ over Ebola

Corin Williams15/10/2014 - 15:00

Port health authorities in England are calling for national guidance on Ebola from public health officials while Welsh authorities have much better links, EHN has learned.

Southend EHOs aid gangmaster arrests

Health and Safety

Southend EHOs aid gangmaster arrests

Corin Williams15/10/2014 - 15:00

An operation to monitor illegal shellfish gathering using forced labour has led to the arrest of two oyster pickers and a suspected human trafficker.

10 major food poisoning outbreaks this year

Food Safety

10 major food poisoning outbreaks this year

EHN Online15/10/2014 - 15:00

The World Health Organisation estimates that 2.2 million people are killed from diarrhoeal diseases each year, a ‘considerable proportion’ of which is contracted from food.

Pub fined after toddler’s ‘lucky escape’

Health and Safety

Pub fined after toddler’s ‘lucky escape’

Tom Wall15/10/2014 - 13:00

 A pub chain has been fined after a toddler fell two metres into a basement through a defective ‘excessively wide’ balustrade on a staircase.

Consumer society is ‘unsustainable’

Public Health

Consumer society is ‘unsustainable’

Tom Wall15/10/2014 - 13:00

A Met Office climate change expert has warned at the CIEH National Conference that the current economic system is unsustainable.

Fly-tipping laws ‘not fit for purpose’

Environmental Protection

Fly-tipping laws ‘not fit for purpose’

Corin Williams15/10/2014 - 15:00

Councils need to be given powers to issue spot fines for fly-tipping if they are to tackle an estimated 711,000 incidents a year, according to the Local Government Association.

Coming Events

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Regulation

Statutory Nuisance: Powers and Practice

Thursday 23 October - York

Health and Safety

Resilience, planning and preparedness conference

Monday 3 November - London

Housing

Understanding and applying HHSRS

Monday 3 November - London

Environmental Protection

Artificial light: Planning to protect amenity

Tuesday 4 November - London

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