Covid-19

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    Conquering Covid

    New international guidelines aim to make it easier for organisations everywhere to manage the risks posed by Covid-19 at work.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead on 16 March 2021

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    Sequencing the Covid genome safely

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 March 2021

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    1 in 5 workers forced into workplaces needlessly

    Government advice remains to work from home if you can but it seems the message isn’t getting through to bosses, according to a survey by the TUC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 February 2021

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    HSE classifies Covid-19 as 'not serious' risk, minister reveals

    HSE’s assessment that Covid-19 is not a “serious” workplace risk has been met with outrage and disbelief among workers’ unions and the Labour party.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 February 2021

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    Whistleblowing in a pandemic

    What does whistleblowing in a pandemic look like? UK whistleblowing charity Protect analysed calls to its Advice Line from whistleblowers to find out.

    By Andrew Pepper-Parsons, Protect on 30 November 2020

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    HSE to lead study on how virus spread at work

    HSE to lead a government-funded study to improve understanding of how the virus is transmitted in workplaces.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 November 2020

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    Making common between the local and national

    The idea that ‘local knows best’ is a deeply rooted one. The UK’s national institutions such as the Home Office, even the monarchy or Church of England, are relative latecomers when compared to local structures like shires that originated with our Saxon or Roman heritage.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 02 November 2020

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    Long Covid: can work lift the burden?

    Thousands of working people are struggling with ‘long Covid’; often life changing symptoms that continue long after initial infection. What are workplaces doing to help them?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 January 2021

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    Covid-19 is now a foreseeable risk: duty holders on notice

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health and safety requirements the civil and criminal law imposes on duty holders. It has done so in the context of a virus no one had heard of 12 months ago and in respect of which scientific understanding is evolving.

    By Keith Morton QC on 03 November 2020

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    New HSE RIDDOR reporting guidance – uncertainties remain in social care

    By Rekha Sharma and Chris Green, Keoghs on 01 June 2020