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    Sacked chief planned to "re-energise" climate change summit

    The former head of the global summit on climate change has warned of a “yawning gap” between the world’s expectations and action from global leaders.

    By on 12 February 2020

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    The case for doing safety differently

    Over the past two decades, safety improvements across a number of industries have largely flatlined – as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance – despite a vast expansion of safety investment, compliance and paperwork.

    By EHS Congress Berlin on 10 February 2020

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    Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy

    Need to convince the leaders in your organisation to take wellbeing seriously? “Don’t just appeal to the money, appeal to the strategy,” says Professor Kevin Daniels

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 January 2020

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    Every little helps

    We are in a climate crisis; it is the clear and final message we have got now. Under that frightening premise we start a new year and a new decade.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 January 2020

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    Happy returns: how wellbeing became big business

    It’s true that the juggernaut that is the wellbeing industry seems unstoppable, growing by 12.8 per cent in the past two years. Workplace wellness, which includes everything from gym membership schemes to therapy dogs, yoga and nutritional workshops, is growing too.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 January 2020

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    Tesco found "highly culpable" after 91-year-old customer breaks hip in fall

    Tesco has been fined £733,333.33 after a 91-year-old customer broke his hip at a Hemel Hempstead store, two months after staff had complained of the risk of slipping on leakage from a refrigeration unit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 January 2020

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    Delivering safer winters: using GPS to transform ice clearance

    When accidents happen, the blame game is never far behind. In an increasingly litigious society, when accidents occur on business premises, they are often followed by legal consequences resulting from breaches in health and safety law.

    By Jason Petsch, GRITIT on 27 January 2020

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    Presenteeism costing firms £29bn, says Deloitte mental health report

    Poor mental health is costing UK employers up to £45 billion, an increase of 16 per cent since it last investigated the issue in 2017, according to new analysis by Deloitte.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 January 2020

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    Responding to a risky world

    2020 has started with some big risks high up in the news. From fires in Australia as a harbinger of the climate’s power, to violence in the Middle East and, closer to home, the risks involved in leaving the EU, it is these large risks that tend to dominate our attention.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 February 2020

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    A custom approach to hearing protection

    Our ears are intricate and extremely delicate instruments. Much like a person’s eyesight, once the hearing has been damaged, it cannot be reversed. It is vital, therefore, to protect hearing from the damaging, long-term effects of noise at work.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 21 January 2020