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    UK Building Safety Act marks major step forward, but work to be done

    The government’s Building Safety Bill has become law, after receiving Royal Assent on 28 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 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 05 May 2022

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    The Building Safety Bill offers some financial relief for leaseholders

    The Building Safety Bill in its current form is an altogether better solution for leaseholders than we could have hoped for during the passage of the Fire Safety Act 2021.

    By Royston Smith MP, Southampton Itchen on 12 April 2022

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    Chemicals in India: a cocktail of health risks

    Although India has made progress in banning the use of chemicals that pose a risk to workers’ health, there remains a long way to go to eradicate the danger.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 06 April 2022

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022

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    ‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways

    National Highways has launched a new campaign urging drivers to keep a minimum two second gap, or risk putting themselves and others in danger.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 March 2022

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    Time to drive up standards

    Poor conditions are forcing HGV drivers off the road. What do they want to see change?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 March 2022

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    Driving into danger: why Indian truckers are at risk

    Indian truck drivers face a high risk of road accidents and health problems caused by poor working conditions, and the situation is compounded by the unorganised nature of the trucking industry.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 March 2022

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    Fighting for better conditions

    Women workers recently hit the headlines for forcing electronics giant Foxconn to improve working conditions at its iPhone factory in Tamil Nadu, throwing light on the poor employment practices of some of the country’s biggest companies.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 February 2022

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    Pregnant but not protected

    Many Indian women are entitled to maternity leave and are protected from dismissal while taking it, but the rights do not extend to all workers, and regularly have to be fought for through the courts.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 February 2022