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Modern slavery: Brexit threatens to worsen conditions

Here, Harry Sanders from the Immigration Advice Service explains how Brexit is poised to worsen the existence of modern slavery in the UK.
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Assessing nanomaterials health risks in the workplace

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group assesses nanomaterials health risks in the workplace, starting with an overall perspective on the topic that includes risk assessment policies.
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Government urges employers to transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
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Long working hours shorten life expectancy by 9 years

Working weeks that exceed 48 hours may shorten life expectancy by up to 9 years, new research shows.
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Outdoor employees are most affected by air pollution in hot weather

British Safety Council welcomes HSE guidance on working in hot weather and looks forward to the regulator’s advice for outdoor employees working in polluted urban air.
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British Safety Council welcomes #AirWeShare campaign to tackle pollution

British Safety Council, alarmed by new research, welcomes the #AirWeShare campaign in calling for urgent action on protecting outdoor workers from air pollution.
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Why is respiratory protection so important?

Paul Riddick, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Vodex explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.
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Over 900 reports of modern slavery in UK car washes

Drivers reported more than 900 potential cases of modern slavery at hand car washes over a five-month period, according to research by the University of Nottingham.
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Has technology made dangerous jobs safer?

Certain jobs, like deep sea diving, bring an element of risk with them: in what sectors has technology made dangerous jobs safer?
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Is depression the biggest challenge in farming?

Living well is the key to farming well- depression is emerging as one of the biggest yet unspoken challenges in farming in the modern day.
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Canadian government announces $11 million funding for Trauma

From firefighters and police officers to paramedics and correctional workers: all public safety personnel will benefit from Post-Traumatic Stress Injury research.
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Nanomaterials: Understanding and managing the risks

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) helps us to understand and manage the risks when it comes to nanomaterials, as we find out here.
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New health and safety technology for businesses in 2019

TRUE Solicitors have identified the latest health and safety technology that businesses should look out for in 2019.
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Musculoskeletal issues made worse by workplace conditions

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, research has shown.
mental health training

Independent study reveals positive impact of mental health training

New research commissioned by IOSH, has shown that Mental Health First Aid training has significantly raised awareness about mental health in the workplace
health conditions

Support awarded to help people with health conditions stay in work

People with health conditions will receive further support to manage their health conditions at work, thanks to 19 innovative projects set to receive millions in government funding
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Scandinavian countries beat Britain on good work-life balance

Denmark and Sweden sit at the top of the list for finding the perfect work-life balance while the UK came in at an unlucky 13th position.
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HSE release Talking Toolkit to help employers manage work-related stress

The Health and Safety Executive has launched 'Talking Toolkit', an online resource which gives advice to employers on how to reduce work-related stress.
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The benefits of ergonomic furniture on both physical and mental wellbeing

A recent report by Digby Brown Solicitors revealed that a large proportion of the 600,000 or so workplace injuries recorded every year in the UK, can be rooted back to outdated and unsafe office furniture
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Agriculture industry has highest death rate, report shows

The latest report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the agriculture industry still has the highest rate of fatal injuries compared to any other sector.

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