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    What a scorcher! How well did we respond to the heatwave?

    So, how was the recent heatwave for you? That is not a flippant question. I ask it in the knowledge that, almost without exception, every person in the UK and a lot in Europe, will have experienced it in one way or another this summer.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 08 August 2022

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    Beating the bullies

    Bullying can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental wellbeing, but there are ways of preventing it – such as creating a culture that prioritises staff wellbeing over performance.

    By Dr Sam Farley, Leeds University Business School on 01 August 2022

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    Former HSE colleagues reflect on Robens, 50 years later

    A group of five former senior HSE officials have authored three new papers to mark 50 years since the Robens committee published its revolutionary report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 July 2022

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    PiLON: Putting our people first

    PiLON recently became a 10-time International Safety Award winner in the distinction category in the 2022 awards. It follows the social housing contractor’s win for best wellbeing initiative in the awards in 2021.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 July 2022

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    Is it ever right to save money if it could cost people’s lives?

    When does something designed to protect you from danger become something that restricts your freedom and a cost you would rather avoid?

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 31 May 2022

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    HSE ‘flexible’ new strategy to tackle new and longstanding risks

    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.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2022

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    UK companies failing to report on safety to shareholders

    Britain’s largest listed companies are routinely under-reporting workplace injuries and fatalities to investors, according to new analysis by corporate governance advisory firm PIRC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2022

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    How Robens super-charged the safety system

    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.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 May 2022

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    ‘Business can be a force for good’ says new Marmot review

    Businesses can reduce deepening health inequalities in the UK by providing good quality work and changing the nature of ‘hierarchical and disempowering’ jobs, the latest Marmot review has argued.

    By on 08 April 2022

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    ISO mental health standard needs a multi-disciplinary approach

    Ensuring the psychological safety of the workforce is an increasingly important area of practice for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals.

    By Phil Newton, Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP on 21 April 2022