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Companies must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for menopausal women, new guidance states

Employers could face legal action if they fail to make “reasonable adjustments” for women who are experiencing menopause symptoms, under new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

By Kerry Reals on 22 February 2024

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Running into problems with safety footwear

Tests show a significant amount of safety footwear on the UK market does not perform as advertised, potentially putting workers at risk of serious injury, but there is a quick way to check the products you purchase meet the required standard.

By Alan Murray, BSIF on 20 February 2024

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Five key predictions for the safety sector in 2024

By David Head, Dräger Safety on 20 February 2024

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No Falls Week, 13–17 May: a powerful campaign to promote safe working at height

By Hannah Williams, No Falls Foundation on 15 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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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

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Simplified reporting of falls from height will identify ways to prevent accidents

By Peter Bennett OBE, Access Industry Forum (AIF) on 07 February 2024

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2024: a year of choices for us all

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