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HSE waste industry research finds improvement

Evidence of improvements in the health and safety (H&S) of household waste and recycling collection has been revealed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research. The findings came after extensive inspections of street collections in 2005/06 and 2006/07. Research examined H&S management by local authorities (LAs) and their contractors. Areas looked at included the role of LAs as clients, pre-tender risk assessments, supervision, monitoring, reversing, training, equipment, ...