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Tea Shack News

How simple is Simplification? Well, we’ll tell you – for you it’s really simple – all the hard work has been done by Step Change in Safety, the Simplification steering group and the members’ organisations who ran the pilots. After hearing the feedback from you, the workforce, to make the permit...
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Oil and Gas UK and Step Change in Safety came together to recognise the real men and women doing their bit to change safety on and offshore, at this year’s Offshore Safety Awards. The event, which was supported by Maersk as principal sponsor, took on a new and interactive format whereby the 18...
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The implementation of new rotations offshore has resulted in many Unite members working 21 days in a row, or more, for 12 hours a day or night. As a result of this, many workers are now speaking to Unite about problems around fatigue at work. Fatigue is usually defined as “the decline in mental and...
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What does occupational health management mean to you? Is it something you have to do to meet legal requirements, or something you want to do to protect your employees? Is it providing a computer- generated COSHH assessment, or taking the time to consider how work tasks and working environments can...
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The sky was alight and acrid smoke billowed into the cold air the night 167 men lost their lives – 28 years on and the scars of the Piper Alpha disaster have still not healed. It was the biggest and most tragic incident that has taken place in the North Sea to date. Tea Shack News spoke to one...
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Shell held its annual Safety Day in April which marks a decade since the event was first launched. The Safety Day involved workers taking part in a range of activities which were held both onshore and on offshore platforms. This year’s events focused on three areas, ‘Process Safety’, ‘People Safety...
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