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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 jailed for Birmingham wall collapse that killed five men

    A seven-year investigation into the deaths of five men has concluded with two company directors jailed and their companies fined a combined £1.6 million.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 June 2023

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    HSE under pressure to investigate work-linked suicides

    HSE must investigate work-related suicides and ensure they are subject to the same requirements for reporting and prevention as other occupational deaths.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 June 2023

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    Too many broths spoil the cook: the hidden dangers of air pollution in commercial kitchens

    Kitchens can be highly polluted working environments but there are options for making them safer and more sustainable.

    By Tom Parkes, London Borough of Camden on 01 June 2023

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    Encouraging people into green careers

    With hundreds of thousands of ‘green jobs’ set to be created as the UK seeks to achieve its decarbonisation and environmental goals, IEMA has launched a new careers hub where anybody, from any sector or background, can go for information on how they can play a role in greening the economy.

    By Martin Baxter, IEMA on 01 June 2023

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    In the blood

    Inventors are dragging health screening into the 21st century. But should we be excited or worried about these powerful health intelligence tools?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 June 2023

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    Boosting biodiversity: why businesses must act

    Healthy ecosystems and biodiversity are crucial for everything from food production to absorbing carbon emissions – and businesses have a crucial role in reversing biodiversity loss.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 31 May 2023

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    Ailing UK nation needs employer to step in where NHS can’t, agrees panel

    The UK is suffering from a productivity crisis, thanks in part to worsening physical and mental health among its workforce, Professor Dame Carol Black, Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better said at London’s Watercooler conference last month.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 May 2023

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    HSE summer inspections to target dust in construction

    HSE has begun a series of summer inspections targeting dust exposure risk at construction sites across Great Britain.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 May 2023