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    Lifting the lockdown: how to protect India's workers

    Three experts give their views on how India can gradually lift the lockdown while protecting workers from the risk of catching or spreading the deadly coronavirus.

    By Gajal Gupta on 07 May 2020

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    Home working: how are we coping?

    Coronavirus has made us a nation of home workers. But what’s it doing to our mental health and what should employers be doing to support their staff during dark times?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2020

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    Treating and preventing musculoskeletal disorders while self-isolating

    The effects of the coronavirus crisis are being felt across the world. In the UK, the government has put social distancing measures in place and ordered many businesses to close in order to minimise human contact, slow the spread of the virus and relieve the strain on the NHS.

    By Mark Fletcher, Physio Med on 12 May 2020

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    Can train, will train

    Living in lockdown is tough – and that’s a huge understatement if ever there was one. Trying to manage work and family and relationships all while trying to maintain some semblance of normality can be extremely challenging. Yet, in the most part, we are coping.

    By James Mansbridge, British Safety Council on 06 May 2020

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    Case study: The Royal Mail response to the coronavirus

    “Health First – Protect our People, Protect our Country, Protect our Company.”

    By British Safety Council on 18 May 2020

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    How is the waste and recycling sector dealing with coronavirus?

    The ink had barely dried on guidance written for the waste sector in handling the coronavirus outbreak, before it was sent out to stakeholders to respond. Normally, new health and safety guidance can take months, if not years, to agree on and prepare – in COVID-19 it will be turned around in a week.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 April 2020

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    Why is handwashing important to stop the spread of coronavirus?

    The common cold and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (or Covid-19) may be opposite in the impacts they can have on human health, but they belong to the same family. Both are respiratory tract infections caused by coronaviruses.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 April 2020

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    Protecting young workers from asbestos

    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 asbestos awareness week (1 to 7 April), it's time to explore the issue.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 April 2020

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    Managing asbestos and legionella on the railway

    There are numerous regulations relating to asbestos and legionella management which railway companies must comply with to ensure optimum protection for those using their facilities.

    By Denis Morgan and Paul Sear on 27 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