Young workers

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    Data on infections in schools was ‘not transparent’, says the Teachers’ Union

    The union's research showed infections in the months before Christmas were high in schools, yet government said that teachers were not at an increased risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 January 2021

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    Protecting young workers from asbestos

    When coronavirus is dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget that 5,500 people will die this year due to past asbestos exposure. Yet, young people working today are also at risk. For Action Mesothelioma Day (3 July), it's time to explore the issue.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 July 2020

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    Millions of workers missing out on basic rights: Resolution Foundation report

    Around one in twenty workers report not receiving any holiday entitlement, while around one in ten do not receive a payslip according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 September 2019

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    HSE chair ‘concerned and frustrated’ about farm sector’s failure to improve

    The chair of HSE, Martin Temple, has written an open letter to the farm industry to urge farmers to ‘listen and look’ for guidance to prevent needless deaths and injuries on farms.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 August 2019

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    'Farms are workplaces, not playgrounds'

    Children and young people are regularly killed and injured in incidents with farm vehicles. Learning the lessons won’t bring them back but is vital if we’re to stop child deaths on farms.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 August 2019

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    Two thirds of young doctors 'don't feel supported by management'

    England’s chief medical officer has spoken out against what she calls a ‘lack of humanity’ and support for young doctors working in the NHS.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 August 2019


    Giving apprentices a voice

    Involvement in health and safety has changed Mhairi Cockburn’s plans for her future career. A Babcock apprentice specialising in welding at the company’s Rosyth dockyard, she became fascinated with the nature and role of health and safety in the business.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 01 August 2019

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    BBC TV presenter Steph McGovern gives frank talk at Safety Expo

    Brexit has been “total hell” to cover as a journalist, BBC Breakfast TV presenter Steph McGovern confessed. “There’s a lack of accountability, people can just lie.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 June 2019

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    Helping young people at a crossroads

    Building on the experience of his challenging personal and professional journey and mental ill health, Jack Parsons decided to create Big Youth Group, a company that opens the door to employment for young people.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 22 March 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