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    Lone working: has Covid-19 changed the rules?

    The huge growth in lone and home working driven by the pandemic means greater numbers of staff could be facing a higher risk of aggression from the public and work-related stress due to isolation from colleagues.

    By Nicole Vazquez, Worthwhile Training on 04 January 2021

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    Breathe more easily

    With 12,000 people thought to be dying from occupational lung disease every year in Britain, the British Occupational Hygiene Society is urging employers to adopt good exposure controls to protect workers from harmful airborne substances.

    By Chris Keen, BOHS on 05 January 2021

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    HSE Chief Executive Sarah Albon looks back on 2020: interview

    HSE's chief executive Sarah Albon speaks to Safety Management about helping the country get through Covid, and other challenges.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 January 2021

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    Safety – one kilometre at a time

    Transport Corporation of India (TCI Group) was awarded the James Tye award for its brave and imaginative initiative to raise awareness of road safety in India. Safety Management finds out more about the project.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 November 2020

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    Whistleblowing in a pandemic

    What does whistleblowing in a pandemic look like? UK whistleblowing charity Protect analysed calls to its Advice Line from whistleblowers to find out.

    By Andrew Pepper-Parsons, Protect on 30 November 2020

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    A day in the life

    Raymond Nye worked as a shipwright apprentice in 1957. He recalls the shocking working conditions that would lead to his wife contracting mesothelioma off the dust on his overalls.

    By Ray Nye, Mavis Nye Foundation for mesothelioma victims on 07 December 2020

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    The regulation complex

    Is it time for the public to take back safety?

    By Matthew Holder on 01 December 2020

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    A real examination

    Thorough examinations of forklift trucks are vital to ensure they remain safe to use.

    By Geoff Martin, Consolidated Fork Truck Services on 02 November 2020

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    On the road

    Staff who drive as part of their work must be consulted on any rules designed to ensure safe driving, otherwise they will not be committed to following them.

    By Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business on 02 November 2020

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    It’s good to talk

    Safety practitioners must have good communication skills to get workers to ‘buy-in’ to health and safety, say recruitment specialists Shirley Parsons and Liam Tiddy.

    By Shirley Parsons and Liam Tiddy on 02 November 2020