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    In the blood

    Inventors are dragging health screening into the 21st century. But should we be excited or worried about these powerful health intelligence tools?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 June 2023

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    More than a third say health and safety improved since pandemic, finds report

    Health and safety practitioners are more confident since the pandemic that their company will protect workers and that staff will comply with safety rules, a report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 May 2023

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    The camera never lies

    Body worn cameras are increasingly being issued to staff at risk of violence and aggression, providing both a visible deterrent to potential aggressors and a means of reassurance to vulnerable employees.

    By Chris Allcard, Reliance Protect on 02 May 2023

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    Are you ready for the next industrial revolution?

    New and emerging technology, such as collaborative robots that can work alongside or even independently of people, looks set to boost productivity and innovation, but may also pose new risks to workers’ health, safety and wellbeing.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 13 February 2023

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    Hydrogen as a low carbon fuel: accident analysis points the way to its safe use

    Energy has surely never been more at the forefront of our minds than it is now.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons LLP on 19 December 2022

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    Get smart: how textile technology can protect workers

    Developments in smart textiles offer new ways of protecting workers’ health and safety – such as clothing that can detect and warn of electrical dangers.

    By Johannes Bosch, ADRESYS on 03 October 2022

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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