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New guidance on lone working for older and gig workers

The HSE has updated its official guidance on lone working, taking into account modern working practices. Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone updates INDG73, last updated in 2012, since which time the way in which peo...


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Transformative Environment Bill moves a step closer through Parliament

The UK’s green future outside the European Union has moved a step closer with the Second Reading of the Environment Bill. Opening the Bill’s Second Reading, Environment Secretary George Eustice said the Bill is a keystone in the gover...


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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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New international standard helps improve the sustainability of buildings

A new International Standard designed to help the building industry to “clean up our world” has been launched by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), enabling the industry to optimise how buildings are used as well as effect...


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Government to press ahead with off-payroll working rules

The government has announced a package of measures designed to support the rollout of off-payroll working rules – otherwise known as IR35. The rules, which already apply to the public sector and ensure two people sitting side by side doing ...


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GDPR codes of conduct guidance launched

The ICO has published guidance for organisations wanting to develop GDPR Codes of Conduct and Certification schemes to help demonstrate accountability under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Organisations can now submit their proposa...