The world of work is rapidly changing, as are its associated risks, whether from increasing automation, new materials, insecure job contracts or reduced regulatory resources.
Research report: Future risk
Impact of work on health, safety and wellbeing
A literature review by British Safety Council and RobertsonCooper brings together the latest evidence, mostly from UK, into how work is likely to change in the future, what the probable impact will be on people's physical and mental wellbeing and what employers, trade unions, educators and government should do now to prepare for the future.Read the report now
Discussing the future
Join us in our exploration of occupational, health, safety and wellbeing risks, emerging and evolving, in a series of seminars and conferences and draw the outline of the threats workers of the future will need to be protected from.
As we progress in our research we will share developments, thoughts, and research pieces arounds this campaign.
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“My concern is that companies are focussing on the here and now, rather than getting ready for the complexities of the future” says Sir Cary Cooper #FutureRisk https://t.co/kPLerCt5Fg pic.twitter.com/k46ac7gTNJ— BritishSafetyCouncil (@BritSafe) 22 February 2018
"This report will help us influence change for the better" says @BritSafe CEO Mike Robinson. Read #FutureRisk here ➡️ https://t.co/kPLerCt5Fg pic.twitter.com/LFtFoAB50G— BritishSafetyCouncil (@BritSafe) 21 February 2018
The #FutureRisk report has 5 recommendations: 1⃣ Promote good work & better quality jobs 2⃣ Build resilience 3⃣ Ensure education is relevant & forward thinking 4⃣ Keep the regulatory system up to date 5⃣ Extend the understanding of the future risks https://t.co/kPLerCt5Fg pic.twitter.com/u7VmKeE1ap— BritishSafetyCouncil (@BritSafe) 22 February 2018