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Big firms ‘get away’ with low fines

Regulation

Big firms ‘get away’ with low fines

Katie Coyne27/04/2016 - 14:03

A legal loophole may allow large companies to get away with comparatively small fines for endangering the health and safety of their workers and members of the public.

Traders banned after EHOs find rotten meat

Food Safety

Traders banned after EHOs find rotten meat

Tom Wall27/04/2016 - 13:12

A husband and wife who sold meat in markets have been banned from running food businesses after environmental health officers found cats feasting on a deer carcass and putrid meat in their cutting plant.

Brexit ‘is a leap into the dark’ for public health

Public Health

Brexit ‘is a leap into the dark’ for public health

Tom Wall27/04/2016 - 13:24

Public health minister Jane Ellison has warned that leaving the EU would be a leap in the dark for public health protections.

Welsh parties clash on EH funding

Regulation

Welsh parties clash on EH funding

Steven Fifer27/04/2016 - 13:30

Representatives from the leading political parties clashed on how environmental health services will be protected in the future at the CIEH Wales’s Annual Conference.

More cities ‘need clean air zones’

Environmental Protection

More cities ‘need clean air zones’

Tom Wall27/04/2016 - 13:17

Town and cities across England should be given powers to charge polluting vehicles to cut the 50,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution every year, MPs have demanded.

Pavers to pay £57K for asbestos exposure

Health and Safety

Pavers to pay £57K for asbestos exposure

Katie Coyne27/04/2016 - 13:55

A high street shoe chain has been ordered to pay more than £57,000 after it knowingly exposed its staff to asbestos.

11 things you should know about meat crime

Food Safety

11 things you should know about meat crime

Katie Coyne27/04/2016 - 15:04

11 things you should know about meat crime

EH researcher maps city noise

Public Health

EH researcher maps city noise

Katie Coyne27/04/2016 - 13:48

Driven to distraction by her noisy apartment building, US environmental health student Erica Walker thought it worthy of further investigation.

Welsh health bill ‘will be reintroduced’

Public Health

Welsh health bill ‘will be reintroduced’

Steven Fifer27/04/2016 - 13:36

Welsh parties have pledged to reintroduce a public health measures in the public health bill after it failed to become law.

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