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Gay engineers fear ‘coming out’ at work


Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers hide their sexuality from work colleagues, according to new research.


Dust inhalation targeted in new HSE-backed industry campaign


Risks to construction workers of permanent disability and early death through breathing in dust on site are to be tackled by a new industry campaign.

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Health and Safety Executive to consider Crossrail 'negative spy culture' claims


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to consider claims that parts of the Crossrail project were subjected to heavy handed safety management including spying on workers.

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Health & Safety - time to act on construction's achilles heel


Official figures showed that the number of deaths in the construction sector rose from 41 to 50 last year. To drive health and safety to the top of the agenda, NCE has joined forces with the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Standing Committee on Structural Safety to produce a quarterly special focused on highlighting best practice while also examining the latest issues and setting out where work still needs to be done.

Climate of fear surrounds accident reporting


The construction industry is a killer with a “climate of fear” running throughout the supply chain largely to blame. That is the stark conclusion to be drawn from the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR’s) latest annual assessment of Network Rail’s performance.

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