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    UK companies failing to report on safety to shareholders

    Britain’s largest listed companies are routinely under-reporting workplace injuries and fatalities to investors, according to new analysis by corporate governance advisory firm PIRC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2022

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    How Robens super-charged the safety system

    The Robens report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. Safety Management celebrates Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 May 2022

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    Extension of lorry driver hours ‘reckless and dangerous’ say unions

    Businesses can reduce deepening health inequalities in the UK by providing good quality work and changing the nature of ‘hierarchical and disempowering’ jobs, the latest Marmot review has argued.

    By on 08 April 2022

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    ISO mental health standard needs a multi-disciplinary approach

    Ensuring the psychological safety of the workforce is an increasingly important area of practice for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals.

    By Phil Newton, Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP on 21 April 2022

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    Poor mental health main reason for young people to quit work, says Deloitte

    Mental health issues are a strong driver for the ‘Great resignation’, with young people the biggest group quitting their jobs due to poor mental health, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 April 2022

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    Supporting mental health at work: getting started

    Given I am going to say that it helps us all if people can be open about their mental health, I am going to start by saying I have a mental health condition. I have depression and generalised anxiety.

    By Simon Stephen, Gowling WLG law firm on 31 March 2022

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    Mental and physical health: it's time to achieve parity

    The pandemic has accelerated the demand for change and created opportunities to make work better. We have seen rising levels of mental ill health, a trend that is likely to be long lasting, particularly among younger and more disadvantaged employee groups.

    By Louise Aston, Business in the Community on 18 March 2022

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    Self-employed construction workers need better mental health support

    The health, safety and wellbeing of construction workers has been a focus of government and employer attention in recent years because of its critical importance to preventing accidents. A sign of the success of this focus is that fatal incidents in the sector are now at their lowest level.

    By Sarah Meek and Stephen Bevan on 15 March 2022

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    'We wanted to create a positive culture surrounding mental health'

    Charlie HR, a firm which offers support packages for UK SMEs, introduced mental health or 'personal days' after a mental health audit revealed that half their team were using sick days to take time off for mental health reasons.

    By Luula Abdulkadir, Charlie HR on 07 February 2022

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    Return to work: the mental health risks

    Over the past 18 months we have seen some major changes in the world of work, with staff and employers having to adapt to staff working from home, and then returning to workplaces following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

    By Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsent Masons LLP on 28 January 2022