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Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics released

The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work-related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. The figures show that while B...


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Freezing workplaces: a legal refresher

It only seems like five minutes since we were talking about working environments being uncomfortably hot but now, as temperatures dramatically drop, the issue of spending days in an unbearably and potentially dangerously cold workplace is once aga...


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Non-smokers given extra six days’ holiday

A Japanese marketing firm is granting its non-smoking staff an additional six days of leave a year to make up for the time off smokers take for cigarette breaks. Piala Inc introduced the new paid leave allowance in Septem...


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Uber’s appeal loss: the complications of employment status

On 10 November, taxi app Uber lost its appeal to overturn the decision of an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were entitled to workers’ rights such as the Minimum Wage and holiday pay. This case is an important victory for workers in th...


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SCORM is dead! Long live SCORM!

It’s been a great couple of months for the Development team at International Workplace. At the end of September, we discovered we’d been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards 2017, for the development of our new IOSH Managin...


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Why learning intervention is not always the answer

We reported in April this year that International Workplace had become a signatory to the Serious eLearning Manifesto, a list of 22 principles designed to underpin best practice in digital training. I won’t repeat all 22 principle...