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.
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
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
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