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    Improving the mental health of Indian workers

    With research from the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative suggesting that as many as one in seven Indians may be affected by mental health problems, there is a pressing need to support and improve the mental wellbeing of the population, including all workers.

    By Gajal Gupta on 10 June 2020

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    Why decontamination is crucial to combatting Covid-19

    In the months since the first case was identified in the UK, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a profound impact on individuals, industries and our healthcare system.

    By Tautvydas Karitonas, Inivos on 08 June 2020

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    Renown to pay £750k for deaths of fatigued workers

    A welding firm has been fined £450,000 plus costs for fatigue management failures that resulted in the deaths of two of its workers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 May 2020

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    Indian businesses urged to join fight against COVID-19

    Big businesses in India have been urged to direct their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending on helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic after the government confirmed that such expenditure would be covered by the CSR spending rules.

    By Thomas Tevlin on 31 March 2020

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    Managing mental health during coronavirus - experts at WHO share insights

    Stressed? You're not alone. Coronavirus is creating anxiety for many of us, whether it's job losses or fear of them, to illness and the uncertain end date to all of this. Our mental health and wellbeing is being tested.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 March 2020

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    Silica dust extraction tools put to test by HSL scientists

    Health and Safety Laboratory tests on three tool systems designed to reduce workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) have revealed large variations in their effectiveness.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 March 2020

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    Coronavirus and the workplace: the latest

    There is a bat somewhere in Wuhan in China that currently has a lot to answer for – this winged creature is believed to have kicked-started an outbreak of COVID-19, the latest form of coronavirus. Talk about a butterfly effect!

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 March 2020

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    Teaching stress management to an all-male audience of haulage and logistics workers can be a tough gig.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 February 2020

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    Caring for head and mind

    When Mates in Mind was founded in 2016, it was evident that the workers in the construction industry were experiencing a greater-than-usual risk of suicide, while stress and depression were cited as some of the causes.

    By Iris Cepero on 24 February 2020