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Government-backed report sets out recommendations to boost autism employment rate

Signing up for an employers’ neurodiversity index, developing training packages targeted at autistic workers and producing “autism design guides” are among 19 recommendations put forward in a new UK government-backed review on autism in the workplace.

By Kerry Reals on 28 February 2024

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Why understanding workers’ attitudes to rules is key to improving safety culture

Understanding the underlying reasons why workers are failing to follow safety rules is crucial for developing the right ‘nudges’ and processes to encourage staff to always act in a safe fashion.

By Sarah Prince, lead consultant, Tribe Culture Change on 01 May 2023

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Why it’s vital to take care of your hearing

By Teri Devine, RNID on 29 February 2024

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Employing people with epilepsy: nothing to fear

By Grace Wood, Epilepsy Action on 29 February 2024

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Building firm boss receives suspended prison sentence after worker crushed to death onsite

Building company Stonehurst Estates Ltd has been fined £450,000 and its director has received a suspended prison sentence, following the death of a worker at a development site in Birmingham.

By Kerry Reals on 15 February 2024

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Work-shy and lonely, or creative and committed?

Working from Home (or WFH) sometimes feels like just another wedge issue with which to divide us. But it’s a serious one, with potentially far-reaching consequences for our health, productivity and wellbeing. Which is why the study published in the Journal of Occupational Health (and covered recently by the Observer) caught my attention. It also contained something quite refreshing – a balanced view!

By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 March 2024

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4-day week pilot reveals boost to worker wellbeing and retention

By Mariam Salman, campaign officer & Grace Robinson, member, 4 Day Week Campaign on 03 April 2023

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Batteries – an opportunity, but what’s the safety risk?

By Liam Jagger, Pinsent Masons on 07 February 2024