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    Lone worker monitoring alarms: the latest developments

    Smartphone applications are increasingly being used to enable lone workers to raise the alarm in an emergency, and offer many advantages over standalone GPS-based alarm devices.

    By Rebecca Pick, Founder and CEO, Pick Protection on 01 May 2022

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    Kicking smoking into touch

    National No Smoking Day on 9 March is a great opportunity to educate staff about the benefits of quitting, but should always form part of a wider and ongoing wellbeing programme.

    By John Dicey on 04 March 2022

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    Caught on camera

    Body worn cameras can reduce the risk of workers suffering violence and aggression from members of the public, making them an ideal protective tool in environments such as retail and healthcare.

    By Alasdair Field, CEO at Reveal on 01 June 2021

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    Lone working: has Covid-19 changed the rules?

    The huge growth in lone and home working driven by the pandemic means greater numbers of staff could be facing a higher risk of aggression from the public and work-related stress due to isolation from colleagues.

    By Nicole Vazquez, Director, Worthwhile Training on 01 December 2020

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    Safety’s night of the year

    Swapping hi-vis jackets for black tie and ballgowns, over 500 health and safety professionals arrived in style at Grosvenor House Hotel in London for a night of entertainment, dinner and dancing.

    By on 01 May 2019

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    The soft machine

    Fallibility is part of the human condition, and it’s a beautiful thing. But designing this into safe systems of work is an ongoing challenge for safety professionals and human factors specialists alike.

    By Nigel Heaton on 01 May 2019

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    Get a grip

    Employers need to provide workers with effective hand protection solutions when doing manual handling.

    By Gregory Tessier on 01 May 2019

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    The MOT for the forklift truck

    Logistics managers are urged to seek total clarity in forklift safety examinations, after it was revealed that lift trucks are involved in 50 per cent more serious accidents than large good vehicles.

    By on 01 May 2019

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    Redefining workplace wellbeing

    The British Safety Council brought together workplace wellbeing experts to review wellbeing concepts and practice.

    By on 01 May 2019

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    Risk in 3D

    Recent research by HSE found that 3D printers emit many particles of a size range that could potentially enter the airways and lungs. How can we control these emissions and develop the right respiratory protection for an invention that is expected to boom over the next decade?

    By Steve Burrows on 01 April 2019