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    Biomass fuel supplier fined for exposing workers to carcinogenic wood dust

    A recycling company that specialises in supplying biomass fuel derived from waste wood has been fined £160,000 for endangering the long-term health of its workers by exposing them to excessive wood dust.

    By Kerry Reals on 05 June 2024

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    Cancer in the workplace: are you ready for the tsunami?

    With the number of people diagnosed and living with cancer in the UK expected to rise, it’s vital that managers know how to support affected colleagues to remain in and return to work during and after treatment.

    By Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer on 25 March 2024

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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 16 August 2021

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    Stay safe in the sun

    As more commuters are encouraged to walk or cycle, and many workers, such as those in teaching, training or childcare shift to outdoor spaces, protection from UV exposure has never been more important.

    By SC Johnson on 14 July 2020