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Presenteeism costing firms £29bn, says Deloitte mental health report

By Belinda Liversedge on 24 January 2020

Poor mental health is costing UK employers up to £45 billion, an increase of 16 per cent since it last investigated the issue in 2017, according to new analysis by Deloitte.

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A custom approach to hearing protection

By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 21 January 2020

Our ears are intricate and extremely delicate instruments. Much like a person’s eyesight, once the hearing has been damaged, it cannot be reversed. It is vital, therefore, to protect hearing from the damaging, long-term effects of noise at work.

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Six pitfalls to avoid in risk assessment

By Suresh Tanwar, Head of audit and consultancy, British Safety Council (India) on 20 January 2020

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How to handle flammable liquids and other dangerous substances

By Andrew Lawrence, Empteezy on 07 January 2020

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The hidden productivity gap

By Professor Dame Carol Black and Shaun Subel on 06 January 2020

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Thames Water fined after sewage engulfs workers in tunnel

By Belinda Liversedge on 15 January 2020

Thames Water has been fined £300,000 after three workers were carried along a sewer in a gate collapse at the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

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Responding to a risky world

By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 23 January 2020

2020 has started with some big risks high up in the news. From fires in Australia as a harbinger of the climate’s power, to violence in the Middle East and, closer to home, the risks involved in leaving the EU, it is these large risks that tend to dominate our attention.

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You can’t be safe if you’re not healthy

By Graham Sharp, Stanley on 07 January 2020

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The right to clean air

By Charles Pitt on 20 November 2019

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Looking for the root cause: method and aim

By Lawrence Waterman on 29 November 2019

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Redefining workplace wellbeing – Part II

By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 27 May 2019

Some of Britain’s most eminent thought leaders and campaigners took part in the British Safety Council’s roundtable debate on workplace wellbeing held in March. They examined and challenged wellbeing concepts and practices.