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    Safety Expo 2022: show report

    The Safety & Health Expo returned to London’s ExCeL centre last month after three years’ absence, and huge changes in the profession and health and safety landscape in that interim.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 May 2022

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    Why domestic abuse is a workplace safety issue

    Employers can play a vital role in supporting victims of domestic abuse, through steps like creating a culture where employees feel comfortable asking for help.

    By Lucy Horitz, Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse on 23 May 2022

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    Disability at work: time for action

    A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 20 May 2022

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    Grab their attention

    Health and safety practitioners need to adapt their communication methods to suit the audience, otherwise important messages risk getting lost.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 05 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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    Time to report on climate change risks and opportunities

    Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 27 April 2022

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    Dangerous gases: getting the monitoring right

    Gas detection systems provide vital early warning of the presence of dangerous gases in industrial environments, but it is crucial to select and use the right type.

    By Simon Hopwood, Draeger Safety UK on 25 April 2022

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    Weighing up our past mistakes in regulating asbestos

    We are all too familiar with the impact and legacy issues resulting from the widespread use of asbestos in the UK.

    By Colette Willoughby, National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) on 04 April 2022

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022

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    Clearing the air on asbestos dangers to women

    Asbestos is killing more and more women every year. But evidence shows many still aren’t aware of the disease and how it can be acquired at work. This indicates they are more at risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 April 2022