Human factors

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    Change workplaces for good

    At the start of the coronavirus lockdown some political processes were put on ice, but as the crisis has evolved politics itself has heated up.

    By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 07 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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    HSE faces questions on its role in the coronavirus pandemic

    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.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 May 2020

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    Home working: how are we coping?

    Coronavirus has made us a nation of home workers. But what’s it doing to our mental health and what should employers be doing to support their staff during dark times?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2020

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    Can train, will train

    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

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    Case study: The Royal Mail response to the coronavirus

    “Health First – Protect our People, Protect our Country, Protect our Company.”

    By British Safety Council on 18 May 2020

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    Furloughed but not forgotten

    It’s strange to think that a month ago ‘furlough’ was not a word in common use and now it is part of our daily conversations.

    By Mike Clancy, Prospect union on 04 May 2020

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    HSE receives over 4,142 workplace concerns relating to coronavirus

    HSE says it can confirm it has received more than 4,142 workplace concerns relating to coronavirus since March.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 May 2020

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    International Workers Memorial Day: how to mark the day

    Tuesday 28 April is International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD20. This year the theme is Stop the Pandemic at Work. The call to Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living have never been so important.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 April 2020

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    Government appoints PPE Tsar to ramp up UK manufacturing effort

    The government has announced the appointment of a ‘tsar' to coordinate the manufacture and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus crisis.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 April 2020