Opinion

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    Citizen science in HS&E

    The public can play a practical role in supporting scientific understanding of problems like air pollution.

    By Mike Robinson on 14 June 2021

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    Sustainability is a growing priority for businesses

    Climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, as many businesses battle with the fallout from Covid-19 and Brexit, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list.

    By Hugh Jones, the Carbon Trust on 14 June 2021

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    Tougher legal targets needed to tackle air pollution

    Fresh air has never been so important as during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as lockdown restrictions ease, we know that meeting up outdoors – where possible – will reduce transmission of the virus.

    By Neil Parish MP on 04 June 2021

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    Managing road risk: the growing role of technology

    Nineteen per cent of workplace fatalities occur from being struck by a moving vehicle, which is an average of 26 fatal injuries per year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics report for 2019/20.

    By Emma Evans, Pinsent Masons on 10 May 2021

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    Reimagining the office of the future

    Since lockdown in March 2020, many organisations have quickly pivoted to remote work as the norm regardless of their previous capabilities and setups.

    By Mike Robinson on 10 May 2021

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    Mental health first aid training should be a legal requirement

    As we look back at the 20th century, it is clear that our understanding of physical health grew exponentially, from the now common use of X-rays to the lifesaving vaccines which have defined the past year in our battle against Covid.

    By Dean Russell MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford on 29 April 2021

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    Put people first

    With research showing the pandemic has negatively affected people’s mental wellbeing, supporting the emotional health of your staff has never been more important.

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 19 April 2021

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    Air pollution: we must protect outdoor workers

    While dealing with the Covid pandemic has taken centre stage, another even more life-threatening issue has continued to worsen – that of air pollution.

    By Mick Holder, TUCAN on 16 April 2021

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    Tackling stress

    April is Stress Awareness Month, when we raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress pandemic.

    By Mike Robinson on 20 April 2021

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    No jab, no job? Unlikely for now

    Companies in the UK are looking to implement ‘no jab, no job’ employment contracts for current and future employees. Will this be the future?

    By Karen Holden, A City Law Firm on 05 April 2021