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    Achieving net zero: why the associated safety risks must be addressed from the very start

    Climate change and sustainability are becoming ever more pressing items on corporate agendas.

    By Sean Elson, Pinsent Masons on 06 June 2023

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    The air we breathe is all our business

    Businesses have a vital role to play in improving air quality – and the UK’s Clean Air Day on 15 June is a great opportunity for companies to begin or renew their efforts in this area.

    By Nicky O’Malley, Global Action Plan on 05 June 2023

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    Preventing chemical pollution: how the UK is falling behind Europe

    Anyone who works in the manufacture, handling or distribution of chemicals knows the importance of good safety protocols.

    By Ruth Jones MP on 05 June 2023

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    Let me tell you a story...

    I recently addressed a room full of people waiting to hear if they had won an International Safety Award (ISA), at our gala dinner in London. This is something I do every year, so nothing unusual there.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 02 June 2023

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    Why every business needs to prepare for a changing climate

    The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is the UK’s independent advisor on tackling climate change. As part of our role, enshrined in law by the Climate Change Act, we assess how well the government is doing in ensuring the country is prepared for the changing climate today and in the future; the legislation calls this adaptation.

    By Baroness Brown, Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee on 01 June 2023

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    Directors in the dock – why health and safety leadership is crucial

    The role that directors, senior managers and officers play in the implementation and management of their organisation’s health and safety policies and procedures should never be underestimated.

    By Natalie Walker, Pinsent Masons LLP on 12 May 2023

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    We need more women in safety leadership roles – so let’s #EmbraceEquity

    Currently, approximately 21 per cent of health and safety professionals are women, which means the profession is not representative of the workplace. Translate this into leadership roles and we have even more work to do.

    By Louise Hosking, OneWISH Coalition on 11 May 2023

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    Abuse of shopworkers is rising: we need to up our game

    With Usdaw’s annual survey showing abuse against shopworkers is higher than pre-pandemic levels, it’s vital that government, retail employers, police and the courts work more closely together to make shops safer for staff.

    By Paddy Lillis, Usdaw union on 02 May 2023

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    Menopause at work: government failing to grasp benefits of providing more support to female staff

    Many employers are waking up to the realities of menopause, and the benefits of providing a supportive environment for women at work.

    By Caroline Nokes MP on 28 April 2023

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    Time for a double celebration!

    May is one of my favourite months. Not only is the weather (finally, surely!) starting to feel more Spring-like here in the UK, it’s also when we hold our prestigious event, the International Safety Awards (ISAs).

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 28 April 2023