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Virtual reality can help predict workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations, research shows

Virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Nottingham, funded by the Institution of Occupat...


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IOSH calls for tougher action on modery slavery

The Government and businesses need to do more to fight the “growing global scourge” of modern slavery as a new poll indicates the strength of public opinion for action. With an estimated 40.3 million victims worldwide – 13,000 o...


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HSE issues new guidance on no-deal Brexit

It's hard to avoid talk of Brexit, but with planning for a no-deal increasingly on the agenda, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated the guidance on its website. The agency is at pains to emphasise that the duties of individuals and...


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Spring Statement 2019: what you need to know

The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future, the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement. With borrowing and debt both f...


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Noise at work impacting employee performance

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65% reported that noise in the work...


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Construction workers must be awarded death benefits, says union

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent fatal...