Work-related ill health is a significant issue in the UK. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics 1.4 million workers in the UK suffer from work-related ill health, which results in 23.5 million working days lost each year, and costs the UK £9.8 billion.
By Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsent Masons LLP on 26 May 2020
HSE has received reports of over 56 deaths to workers resulting from suspected covid-19 but has taken no enforcement action and no action to shut down any workplaces, a select committee heard yesterday.
Living in lockdown is tough – and that’s a huge understatement if ever there was one. Trying to manage work and family and relationships all while trying to maintain some semblance of normality can be extremely challenging. Yet, in the most part, we are coping.
By James Mansbridge, British Safety Council on 06 May 2020