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UK election manifestos ‘largely silent’ on importance of wellbeing to economic growth: British Safety Council chairman

The UK’s main political parties missed a golden opportunity to put people’s health, safety and wellbeing at the heart of economic growth when they published their pre-election manifestos this week, British Safety Council’s chairman has said.

By Kerry Reals on 14 June 2024

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Why good indoor environmental quality can enhance wellbeing

Research suggests good indoor environmental quality can enhance the health, wellbeing and productivity of a building’s occupants, so it’s essential for building owners to improve areas like indoor air quality, temperature, lighting and acoustics.

By Dr Andy Dengel, BRE on 10 June 2024

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The five business risks of the Type 2 diabetes epidemic

By Kate Walker, The Diabetes Safety Organisation on 30 May 2024

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Outdoor workers and UV: your responsibilities as an employer

By SC Johnson Professional on 30 May 2024

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Building firm fined £2.3 million over failings that led to worker drowning in river

A construction firm has been fined more than £2 million after a worker drowned in a river when the boat that he was using to help remove debris from the bottom of a weir capsized.

By Kerry Reals on 13 June 2024

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The impact of AI on health and safety prosecutions and sentencing

From undertaking hazardous activities, to identifying and predicting risk, to continuous monitoring, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to bring about significant change in workplace health and safety, but not without associated implications for prosecution and sentencing.

By Laura White and Sasha Jackson, Pinsent Masons on 12 June 2024

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Clean indoor air in public buildings: can this be achieved?

By Professor Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology on 12 June 2024

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Improving air quality, now and in the future

By Matthew Clark, CIEH on 10 June 2024

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How to keep workers safe in an increasingly hot United Kingdom

By Dr Radhika Khosla, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment on 07 June 2024