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    A nervous return

    Many workers are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace as Covid restrictions are eased, so it’s vital employers communicate effectively with staff about the precautions in place to protect them from the virus.

    By Dr Sarita Robinson and Christina Buxton on 16 September 2021

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    City of the future

    Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo of its kind to be held in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 September 2021

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    Don't slip up

    When selecting slip-resistant footwear, it’s vital to also consider factors such as the level of comfort provided to the wearer.

    By Simon Ash, HAIX on 03 September 2021

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    Industry 4.0 – a missed opportunity?

    New digital and wireless monitoring technology and software offers the chance to make workplaces much safer, but research shows many employers are slow to realise the benefits.

    By Andrew Bligh, Dräger Safety UK on 01 September 2021

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    Hybrid working: getting it right

    At Acas we see the future of work framed by three challenges: the need to ‘reopen’ workplaces safely; the need to ‘rebuild’ the economy using sustainable business models that focus on job quality as well as quantity; and the need to ‘re-imagine’ work by reflecting on our changed values and the lessons the pandemic has taught us.

    By Adrian Wakeling, Acas on 08 September 2021

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    Don’t overlook diabetes

    Employers have a legal duty to manage risks to people’s health and safety arising from a worker suffering diabetes.

    By Andrew Litchfield, Gowling WLG law firm on 18 August 2021

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    Back to work

    If staff are fearful about returning to the workplace as Covid controls are eased, it is vital employers explain the precautions that are in place to keep them safe and consider making further changes to reduce the risk to specific individuals.

    By Julian Cox, BLM law firm on 31 August 2021

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    An evidence-based checklist for managing home workers

    A new checklist provides a quick reminder for managers on how to support the wellbeing and productivity of remote workers.

    By Professor Kevin Daniels and Dr Helen Fitzhugh on 12 August 2021

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    Here comes the sun

    Research shows that just one in four outdoor workers in the UK wear sun cream to protect themselves from UV radiation, so it’s vital employers do more to warn workers about the health risks from sun exposure.

    By SC Johnson Professional on 29 July 2021

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    Get up off that thing

    The move to home working may increase the prevalence of ill health and obesity if workers spend more time sitting, so it’s essential employers encourage staff to exercise more.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 02 August 2021