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    A custom approach to hearing protection

    Our ears are intricate and extremely delicate instruments. Much like a person’s eyesight, once the hearing has been damaged, it cannot be reversed. It is vital, therefore, to protect hearing from the damaging, long-term effects of noise at work.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 21 January 2020

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    Six pitfalls to avoid in risk assessment

    An effective risk assessment is crucial in identifying significant danger to workers’ health and safety. However, there are some common pitfalls to avoid so the risks are properly identified and correctly managed.

    By Suresh Tanwar, Head of audit and consultancy, British Safety Council (India) on 20 January 2020

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    How to handle flammable liquids and other dangerous substances

    Dangerous substances can and do put people’s safety at risk. Find out how to handle them.

    By Andrew Lawrence, Empteezy on 07 January 2020

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    The hidden productivity gap

    To increase productivity is a challenge for government, business and organisations, public and private. The latest figures show a less-than-healthy picture, with the UK economy losing an estimated £81 billion each year through ill health-related absence and presenteeism.

    By Professor Dame Carol Black and Shaun Subel on 06 January 2020

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    5 surprising reasons why you need a health plan before you travel for work

    International business travel can be exciting and provide fresh inspiration for the job, yet it does not come without risks.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 January 2020

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    The best standing desk mats

    Find the right accessory for your stand-up desk, with these standing desk mats all tried and tested over a period of weeks in our offices at Hammersmith.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 December 2019

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    Take a holiday from colds and 'flu this Christmas

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell claims she has the secret to flu-free flying. Is she being a diva or can we divine some truth in her advice?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 December 2019

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    The sense of purpose

    Nicky Young’s experience of clinical depression gave her an understanding of what is needed to help people to be the best versions of themselves, both at work and in their personal lives.

    By Anna Ryland on 06 December 2019

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    Prevention always pays off

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) closes its campaign in managing dangerous substances and announces the next risk to focus on.

    By Iris Cepero on 19 November 2019

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    Inside Amazon

    Amazon is proud of its customer obsession, but where does that leave its workers? Safety Management visits the Tilbury warehouse in Essex to find out what the score is on health, safety and wellbeing at the company.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 November 2019