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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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New stress at work guidance highlights five signs for employers

ACAS has launched new guidance to help managers support stressed-out staff at work and make businesses more productive. ACAS helpline staff reportedly took more than 11,000 calls about stress at work last year and the new guidance has been designe...


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IOSH launches Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business

At the annual IOSH Conference held on Monday 20 November at the ICC in Birmingham, IOSH Chief Executive, Bev Messinger, outlined its new qualification in health and safety – the NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business...