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    Rail co. fined £6.5m after boy killed by overhead power line

    WH Malcolm Limited, operators of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby, has been fined £6.5m after an 11-year-old boy was killed by electric shock.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 August 2021

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    Action needed to cover fire safety remediation costs

    The Building Safety Bill includes much to be welcomed and could be the way to ensure that a tragedy like Grenfell and the cladding and fire safety defect scandal never happen again.

    By Royston Smith MP on 29 July 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

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    Stay in control

    Employers should continue to carefully control the risk from Covid-19 at work, despite the lifting of most legal restrictions in the UK.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 01 August 2021

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    Government expands daily contact testing for critical workers

    The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 July 2021

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    Only 5 per cent of firms expect staff in the office full time, says CBI

    93 per cent of firms plan to adopt hybrid working models, according to a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 July 2021

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    Stage fright: why UK unlocking is unnerving events workers

    After a year of restrictions, shutdowns and uncertainty, events are back on with full capacity audiences. But how are events workers feeling about their personal safety and how are employers responding?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 July 2021

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    Southern Water fined £90 million for 'shocking' pollution offences

    Southern Water has been sentenced to pay a record £90 million in fines for widespread pollution after pleading guilty to 6,971 unpermitted sewage discharges.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 July 2021

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    Masks only effective if ‘everyone does it’ warn health leaders

    Experience has taught us that we can’t guarantee people will behave responsibly to prevent Covid transmission and wear masks, the chair of the British Safety Council has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2021