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New international standard for occupational safety and health to be published in March

ISO 45001, the long-awaited new international standard for occupational safety and health, is set to be published in March, it has been announced. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which has been part of a committee of occu...


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New rights for flexible workers under major government reforms

Millions of flexible workers will receive new rights under major government reforms as the UK becomes one of the first countries to address the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy. The government’s ‘Good Wor...


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Government faces challenges in environmental standard setting post Brexit, report reveals

A new report published by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) highlights the challenges facing governments in the UK in developing environmental standards after Brexit. The report, Brexit and Environmental Law: Environmental ...


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Self-driving cars: the safer option for your drivers?

Futurologists love the open road because transportation acts as the perfect metaphor for progress. So it might seem to some like the self-driving car concept is just the next stage on our journey to making the tech in Star Trek and The Jetsons a r...


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To be or not to be... in the office – the rise of presenteeism

We’ve all been there… you’re not feeling well; the eyes are streaming; the throat is sore; you’re aching all over… but there’s work to be done, so despite feeling rubbish, you head into your workplace (or stay...


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Gender pay gap reporting: adding fuel to the equal pay fire?

Gender pay gap reporting and equal pay have been hot topics in the news recently, with some of the UK’s largest employers publishing their pay gap reports and repeated stories in the media regarding equal pay. We have recently seen the BBC u...