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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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    HSE ‘flexible’ new strategy to tackle new and longstanding risks

    HSE has announced a new ten-year strategy, which sees the regulator stepping out for the first time of its traditional model of overseeing work-related risk, to include advising on new risks such as climate change.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2022

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    Health and safety laws under review as part of regulatory roll back

    The government could use new powers to repeal EU-derived workplace protections without parliamentary scrutiny, a leading lawyer has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 May 2022

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    UK companies failing to report on safety to shareholders

    Britain’s largest listed companies are routinely under-reporting workplace injuries and fatalities to investors, according to new analysis by corporate governance advisory firm PIRC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2022

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    Building Safety Act marks major step forward, but work to be done

    The government’s Building Safety Bill has become law, after receiving Royal Assent on 28 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 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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    Safety incidents: preparation is key

    The way a business responds to a health and safety accident and any resulting regulatory investigation is crucial both for its reputation and the eventual legal outcome.

    By Rhian Greaves, DAC Beachcroft on 05 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