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    Air quality experts and campaigners gather to face air pollution threat

    Leading campaigners, experts and other key figures met to discuss how we can tackle air pollution, at this year’s Northern Air Quality News in Manchester on 25 May, ahead of Clean Air Day on 16 June.

    By Stephen Cooke on 31 May 2022

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    Keep thriving wellbeing conference: the highlights

    The British Safety Council’s second annual wellbeing conference, Keep Thriving was held virtually on 9 February as part of its Being Well Together programme and in partnership with sister charity, Mates in Mind.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 February 2022

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    Joining the dots – why health, safety and wellbeing form a virtuous circle

    Most people know and understand why it is important to maintain good ‘health’ and ‘safety’ in the workplace. But how comfortable do they feel talking about ‘wellbeing’ and what’s the best way to go about managing or affecting it at work?

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 11 February 2022

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    James Tye at 100 – celebrating the campaigner’s life

    The founder of British Safety Council, James Tye was born in London on 21 December 1921, so would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this month.

    By British Safety Council on 21 December 2021

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    Workers make a stand for clean air at COP26

    Time to breathe, or a moment’s pause, might be the secret wish of many weary conference attendees on the second week of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

    By Belinda Liversedge in Glasgow on 09 November 2021

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    Interview with Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council’s new Chair

    Safety Management catches up with Peter McGettrick as he joins the British Safety Council as its new chair. We find out about his priorities for the organisation, what challenges lie ahead and the work he’s most looking forward to doing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 November 2021

    Expo 2020 Thematic Districts

    City of the future

    Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo of its kind to be held in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 September 2021

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    Decisions, decisions

    We make a lot of decisions every day. Some simple, some difficult, but making a good decision is rarely easy. To make a good decision, we need to be able to interpret and evaluate lots of information.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 20 August 2021

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    Seize the opportunity

    Recent times have been very challenging. The pandemic, which has killed over four million people globally and infected 200 million with long-lasting symptoms that debilitate, has had many other consequences.

    By Lawrence Waterman on 18 August 2021

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    Star turn for Sodexo Justice Services

    “Everyone likes to have a good story to tell,” says Stenia Walker, deputy group head safety & risk at Sodexo Justice Services. “And the achievement of a Five Star Audit is exactly the best one. It demonstrates we operate at a high level – it is a well-recognised achievement within the wider safety community.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 May 2021