The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in Great Britain in 2020/21, approximately 470,000 workers reported suffering from new or longstanding work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
By Charlotte O’Kane and Hannah Frost, Pinsent Masons on 03 October 2022
HSE has announced a new ten-year strategy, which sees the regulator stepping out for the first time of its traditional model of overseeing work-related risk, to include advising on new risks which affect everyone such as climate change.
The Robens report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. Safety Management celebrates Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.
On 23 February it will be the sixth anniversary of the Didcot disaster which claimed the lives of four demolition workers. But police say it’s still not possible to say when the investigation will be completed.
It's that time of year when we reassess what's past and make adjustments for what's to come. Having attended HSE's live stream event last month, in which we heard from thought leaders in their fields, we've drawn up a list of five key trends to watch out for in 2022.