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    The air we breathe

    Every winter, Delhi experiences harmful levels of air pollution, and campaigners warn the central and state governments are still not doing enough to tackle the problem.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 13 December 2021

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    Adapt or die

    Many Indian businesses have begun cutting their carbon emissions to help the country achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070, but employers also need to start planning for the associated risks to workers’ health and safety, like heatwaves and flooding.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 13 December 2021

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    The big sleep

    Poor quality sleep can affect both our physical and psychological wellbeing, but simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 01 December 2021

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    Work in a warming world

    The biggest robot in the world doesn’t have two legs and arms but is in fact a massive storm barrier in the Netherlands. Constructed as a response to the 1953 North Sea floods, it acts as a protector of homes, businesses and people, without anybody being aware.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 December 2021

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    Winter pressures mean good mental health support is crucial

    Reflecting on this time last year, there was much talk about ‘saving Christmas’. What we discovered also was that the cost was to be a January lockdown, with home schooling and stringent social restrictions that made last winter memorable for too many of the wrong reasons.

    By Kevin Bampton, BOHS on 01 December 2021

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    James Tye at 100 – celebrating the campaigner’s life

    The founder of British Safety Council, James Tye was born in London on 21 December 1921, so would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this month.

    By British Safety Council on 01 December 2021

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    Sewer deaths: the harsh reality

    The manual cleaning of human waste from sewers and septic tanks has long been banned in India due to the risk to life, but campaigners say scores of workers are still dying in sewers every year due to government inaction.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 05 November 2021

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    The freedom to flex

    As workplaces re-open, many Indian businesses are adopting a hybrid model of office and home working, and surveys suggest employees feel this will improve their work-life balance and wellbeing.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 05 November 2021

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    Let’s examine this

    Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines employers must ensure that lifting equipment – such as forklifts, telehandlers and reach trucks – can be used safely and without risk of injury.

    By Geoff Martin, CFTS on 01 November 2021

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    Caught on camera

    The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness – and immediately warn the driver.

    By Richard Lane, VisionTrack on 01 November 2021