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    The case for doing safety differently

    Over the past two decades, safety improvements across a number of industries have largely flatlined – as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance – despite a vast expansion of safety investment, compliance and paperwork.

    By EHS Congress Berlin on 10 February 2020

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    Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy

    Need to convince the leaders in your organisation to take wellbeing seriously? “Don’t just appeal to the money, appeal to the strategy,” says Professor Kevin Daniels

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 January 2020

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    Every little helps

    We are in a climate crisis; it is the clear and final message we have got now. Under that frightening premise we start a new year and a new decade.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 January 2020

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    Happy returns: how wellbeing became big business

    It’s true that the juggernaut that is the wellbeing industry seems unstoppable, growing by 12.8 per cent in the past two years. Workplace wellness, which includes everything from gym membership schemes to therapy dogs, yoga and nutritional workshops, is growing too.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 January 2020

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    Delivering safer winters: using GPS to transform ice clearance

    When accidents happen, the blame game is never far behind. In an increasingly litigious society, when accidents occur on business premises, they are often followed by legal consequences resulting from breaches in health and safety law.

    By Jason Petsch, GRITIT on 27 January 2020

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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