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    Supermarket workers in landmark equal pay case

    The Supreme Court will decide on one of the UK’s biggest equal pay cases, as lawyers representing more than 43,000 supermarket workers at Asda will insist their work is comparable to more highly paid warehouse workers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2020

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    Rise in female mesothelioma deaths sheds new light on asbestos risk

    Britain may be facing a “new wave” of asbestos-related deaths among women, a lawyer has said after the latest HSE statistics revealed around one in six deaths from mesothelioma are females.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 February 2020

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    Labour announces ‘bold’ menopause at work policy

    Menopausal women should be treated by firms as if they have a long-term fluctuating health condition, which needs the appropriate support from workplaces, Labour has announced.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 September 2019

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    In the hot seat: why your chair is a health hazard

    Evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is a serious health hazard. Should office workers be worried?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 July 2019

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    Equality means caring for the most vulnerable

    One of the privileges of chairing the British Safety Council is being part of an organisation that, from its board of trustees through to its thousands of members, has a collective will, commitment and determination that everyone will have a safe and healthy place of work.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE, chair of the British Safety Council on 03 July 2018

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    Committee calls for regulators to clamp down on sexual harassment in the workplace

    The Women and Equalities Committee has called on regulators and the government to recognise sexual harassment as a health and safety issue in a new report published today.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 July 2018

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    ‘Success depends on attitude, not your sex’

    A woman can be a unique face in health and safety, particularly in leadership roles. Safety Management spoke to three female safety professionals to find out what challenges they overcame to succeed in their fields, what advice they have for leaders, and what their views are on the equality debate. Interviews by Belinda Liversedge.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 July 2018

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    Where is SHE?

    Almost half (47 per cent) of workers in the UK are female, so why are there comparatively few women working in health and safety? Belinda Liversedge attended Women in Health and Safety’s first panel event to find out.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 July 2018