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Research reveals workplace safety and health implications of outsourcing

Workplace safety and health challenges arising from outsourcing have been revealed as part of a new study by Cranfield University. The new study, funded by IOSH, saw researchers explore how outsourcing practices vary when working with different ty...


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Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror attacks

Plans to introduce a new law that will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack have been announced by Security Minister James Brokenshire. Delivering on the...


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Coronavirus at work: new guidance on sick pay

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked concerns around what rights someone has when it comes to sick leave or how employers should handle a situation at work if a staff member is affected by the virus. In response, ACAS has published new advice to ...


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First global standard on fire safety seeks views

The International Fire Safety Standards Coalition – a group of professional and not-for-profit organisations responsible for researching, developing, publicising and implementing IFSS globally for the construction and real-estate sector...


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Coronavirus: an employer’s duty to protect

The government has announced that coronavirus is a ‘serious and imminent threat' to the British public, as the confirmed number cases in the UK rises to eight. The global number of coronavirus-related deaths has reached 910. To what extent ...


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Coronavirus: IOSH guidance on protecting travelling employees

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued guidance on some key actions that organisations can take to manage traveller health, safety and wellbeing. Here are the main ...