Covid-19

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    Employers could face prosecution over Covid infections, say lawyers

    Employers who fail to protect their staff from coronavirus could face prosecution even if there are no specific laws covering their duties in a pandemic situation, leading health and safety lawyers have said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 June 2020

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    Judge reduces workplace fatality fine for covid-hit firm

    A judge has given a £100k discount off the fine a manufacturer was to pay for the death of one of its workers because of financial losses it would incur due to coronavirus, a court heard.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 June 2020

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    A high price for public health cuts

    In every organisation there is the need to focus on what really matters, the core of the business, the activities designed to achieve the Vision and pursue the Mission.

    By Lawrence Waterman, British Safety Council on 17 June 2020

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    MPs told air pollution is likely to be driving Covid-19 infections and mortality

    A recent meeting of a cross-party group heard from UK and US scientists and researchers that air pollution could be a driver of higher rates of Covid-19 infection and mortality.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 June 2020

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    Health enforcement: redressing the balance

    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

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    Lifting the lockdown: how to protect India's workers

    Three experts give their views on how India can gradually lift the lockdown while protecting workers from the risk of catching or spreading the deadly coronavirus.

    By Gajal Gupta on 07 May 2020

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    TUC says employers must risk assess workplaces before lockdown is eased

    The TUC is calling on government to ensure that employers assess the risks of their staff returning to work outside the home before lockdown restrictions are eased.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 April 2020