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    Artificial intelligence: the benefits and dangers of data

    AI is already being widely used to protect people’s health and safety at work, but there’s a danger the data being harvested could be used in negative ways, such as pervasive monitoring of employees’ work rates and performance.

    By David Sharp, International Workplace on 12 August 2022

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    Uncertainty, technology and wellbeing

    Are we living in the best of times or the worst of times? If Charles Dickens were asked this question having only been able to consume our daily news channels, I am sure even he would conclude the latter.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 18 November 2021

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    Caught on camera

    The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness – and immediately warn the driver.

    By Richard Lane, VisionTrack on 01 November 2021

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    Footballers call time on social media racist abuse

    Social media companies must tackle online racist abuse before it’s too late, former footballer Anton Ferdinand told a Committee of MPs.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 September 2021

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    Tread carefully when sharing personal health and safety data

    Preparing for, dealing with and responding to health and safety incidents requires health and safety professionals to juggle many balls.

    By Laura Gillespie, Pinsent Masons LLP on 02 September 2021

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    Industry 4.0 – a missed opportunity?

    New digital and wireless monitoring technology and software offers the chance to make workplaces much safer, but research shows many employers are slow to realise the benefits.

    By Andrew Bligh, Dräger Safety UK on 20 September 2021

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    Don’t get held to ransom over safety data

    Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent. While recent headlines may have highlighted ‘big business’ being attacked, cyber criminals are indiscriminate in the size of organisation they target.

    By Laura Gillespie, Pinsent Masons on 20 August 2021

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    We need to talk about e-health

    I recently returned to Twitter after a long break. The atmosphere felt grimmer. The interaction angrier. Previously active colleagues were missing.

    By Samantha Peters on 16 July 2021

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    Citizen science in HS&E

    The public can play a practical role in supporting scientific understanding of problems like air pollution.

    By Mike Robinson on 14 June 2021

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    Body worn camera technology: protecting staff from attack

    Body worn cameras can reduce the risk of workers suffering violence and aggression from members of the public, making them an ideal protective tool in environments such as retail and healthcare.

    By Alasdair Field, Reveal on 15 June 2021