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Future risks

The world of work is rapidly changing, as are its associated risks, whether from an ageing workforce, increasing automation, insecure job contracts or reduced regulatory resources.

The British Safety Council is committed to understanding the latest developments in the world of work, of safety, health and wellbeing, and broader societal changes. We can only deliver our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill at work if we stay up to date by working with our members, thought leaders, academics and researchers who are at the cutting edge of these changes.

Our two latest films, Future Risk: The Next 60 years and Emerging risk, explore these issues, both in the short and long-term.

Future Risk: The Next 60 years

Future Risk: the next 60 years


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The film Future Risk: The Next 60 Years is a series of interviews with academics and thought leaders on how work will change and possible impacts on our health, safety and wellbeing.

Contributions from PwC, HSE, Professor Cary Cooper, the ILO and Work Foundation.

New and emerging risks in 2015 and beyond

New and emerging risks in 2015 and beyond


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Interview with EU-OSHA, setting out new and emerging physical, psycho-social and biological risks, in relation to three main trends of increasing globalisation; technological and demographic change.