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Silica dust cancer risk tackled by cross-industry commitment

Measures to control employee exposure to the second biggest cancer-causing agent found in the world’s workplaces have been introduced by a cross-sector of organisations. After signing a commitment to tackle the cancer risk posed by respirab...


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Consultation on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for 31 chemical substances to help protect workers from the ill health effects of exposure to hazar...


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Training in fire safety equipment is crucial, reveals survey

A survey has revealed that nearly four in ten (38%) construction workers are using the wrong type of fire extinguisher to deal with electrical fires. Commissioned by Bull Products (which specialises in developing life safety equipment),...


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IOSH calls for greater health and safety protections for flexible workers

Gig economy workers, temps and workers on zero-hours contracts report receiving fewer protections for their health and wellbeing at work than their permanent, full-time colleagues, according to findings from a survey published by the Institution o...


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Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics released

The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work-related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. The figures show that while B...


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Freezing workplaces: a legal refresher

It only seems like five minutes since we were talking about working environments being uncomfortably hot but now, as temperatures dramatically drop, the issue of spending days in an unbearably and potentially dangerously cold workplace is once aga...