Tags: Death

Biscuit factory facing legal action after former worker dies following exposure to asbestos

One of Liverpool’s largest employers is facing legal action after a former worker died following exposure to lethal quantities of asbestos. Mother-of-seven Isabel O’Neill, 74, was diagnosed with a vigorous cancer linked to toxic asbestos materials. Suspicion has now fallen on the Jacob’s Biscuits factory on Long Lane, Merseyside, as the source of her contamination. Mrs…

More workers ‘risk injury and death’ due to Health and Safety changes

The TUC is warning today (Monday) on Workers’ Memorial Day that the government’s persistent ideological attacks on key health and safety legislation threaten even more accidents, injuries and deaths at work. In a new report published today Toxic, Corrosive and Hazardous: The government’s record on health and safety, the TUC reveals that in the last four…

People who have been bereaved should not be isolated, says Joe Levenson

You work for both the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and the Dying Matters Coalition. Can you briefly describe the roles these organisations have? The NCPC is an umbrella organisation, which works on behalf of organisations involved in providing end of life care, so it might be hospices or other end of life care…

Joe Levenson: We need to talk about dying: bereavement support in the workplace

Every minute someone in the UK dies, and almost half of us report having been bereaved in the last five years. Yet society’s response, including in the workplace, often falls short – making it even harder for people to come to terms with the loss of someone close to them. All too frequently people who…

Bereaved people being failed by lack of support in the workplace

Bereaved people across Britain are being failed by a lack of support including in the workplace, according to a new report published by the National Council for Palliative Care, in partnership with the Dying Matters Coalition which it leads and the National Bereavement Alliance. Today’s report, ‘Life after death: six steps to improve support in…

Louise Ryan: Limiting workplace risks amid changes to first aid

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has made some significant amendments to the way businesses maintain compliance with first aid legislation. Intended to ‘reduce the burden on businesses and put common sense back in to health and safety,’ the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 now state that HSE no longer needs to approve…

Reminder for employers after five workers killed in West Yorkshire

Employers are being urged to focus on real risk after five workers lost their lives and more than 900 suffered a major injury while at work in West Yorkshire last year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has asked business to rethink workplace safety provisions in the New Year after the number of deaths in…