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Businesses prioritise social and environmental impact in post-COVID-19 strategies

Three-quarters (75%) of business decision-makers say their organisation’s environmental and social impact has become more important due to COVID-19, according to new research from Epson. The research claims that decision-makers are taking ac...


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Approach to health and safety needs a drastic rethink following HSE statistics

The British Occupational Hygiene Society, a scientific charity and chartered body for worker health protection, has responded to the publication of the latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive with a call for a radical overhaul of th...


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25 years since the introduction of disability discrimination legislation

2020 has been a rollercoaster year for many businesses, but also marks 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We have been looking at what has happened during that time and how attitudes have changed in the work...


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Manchester Arena inquiry – risk assessment was 'box ticking'

Risk assessments carried out by the Manchester Arena operators prior to the Ariane Grande concert in 2017 were nothing more than “box ticking", an inquiry into the ensuing terrorism attack that killed 22 people has heard. Miriam Stone, SMG'...


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Great Britain remains one of the safest places in the world to work

New statistics released by the HSE show that Great Britain is still one of the safest places in the world to work with the lowest number of deaths on record. However, more than half of Britain’s working days lost in 2019/20 were due to ment...


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Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament

The government’s landmark legislation to transform the environment has returned to Parliament after a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Environment Bill sets out a comprehensive and world-leading vision to “allow our environme...