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    Lone working: the monitoring options

    There are several ways of responding to and monitoring the emergency alerts sent by lone worker personal alarms, including some cost-saving options.

    By Rebecca Pick, Pick Protection on 19 October 2021

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    'Minority groups are still underrepresented in health and safety'

    Funmi Adegbola is founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) which gives support to female professionals in safety, health and environment (SHE) through mentorship and training. Safety Management catches up with Funmi to discuss diversity in health and safety.

    By Funmi Adegbola, founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa on 15 October 2021

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    ‘Adapt or die’: Environment Agency says businesses must prepare for climate change impacts

    The Environment Agency warns road to Net Zero could be knocked off course if we don’t adapt to climate change.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 October 2021

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    Sound advice

    Workers could be damaging their hearing when wearing headphones and headsets for work purposes and to listen to music while working, so it’s vital employers take steps to control the risks.

    By Stephen Wheatley, UK Hearing Conservation Association on 13 October 2021

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    Net zero and hydrogen: the possible regulatory landscape

    Working with any gas and gas appliances can be inherently risky and unsafe, if not managed correctly.

    By Emma Evans, Pinsent Masons LLP on 12 October 2021

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    In praise of negativity

    “I wish there wasn’t so much emphasis on wellbeing at the moment.”

    By Samantha Peters on 08 October 2021

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    Why employers should take action on race equality at work

    In any given workplace, there’s a moment where a person can feel afraid to speak up. That moment of indecision is heightened for an employee who is Black, Asian, Mixed Race or of another ethnically diverse background. This can be challenging for allies too.

    By Sandra Kerr CBE, Business in the Community (BITC) on 04 October 2021

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    Improving racial diversity in the workplace – a UK perspective

    Employers and various governments have known for some time that the UK needs to improve when it comes to having a more diverse workforce.

    By Paul McFarlane, Capsticks Solicitors LLP on 01 October 2021

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    ‘We have to fight for a better world’

    Gloria Mills is president of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) women’s committee.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 October 2021

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    The lost story of Britain’s Black miners

    “We need to be remembered. There’s no depiction. There’s nothing about us, [but anyway] we say, all miners are black. We are [all black], till we get showered down there [underground], when we come out of the pit, and then you can see.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 October 2021