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    Stop shaking

    Vibration from hand-held power tools can cause permanent damage to the hands, wrists and arms that makes it difficult to even tie the buttons of a shirt.

    By Mary Cameron, SOCOTEC on 10 February 2021

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    Noise exposure: time for a new approach

    Employers should be using new cost-effective technology and techniques to prevent workers suffering permanent and disabling hearing damage from exposure to loud noise at work.

    By Peter Wilson, INVC on 02 February 2021

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    Measure up

    Personal noise dosimeters and sound level meters can provide a picture of noise exposure and sources within a workplace.

    By Tim Turney, Casella on 01 February 2021

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    Breathe more easily

    With 12,000 people thought to be dying from occupational lung disease every year in Britain, the British Occupational Hygiene Society is urging employers to adopt good exposure controls to protect workers from harmful airborne substances.

    By Chris Keen, BOHS on 22 December 2020

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    Lone working: has Covid-19 changed the rules?

    The huge growth in lone and home working driven by the pandemic means greater numbers of staff could be facing a higher risk of aggression from the public and work-related stress due to isolation from colleagues.

    By Nicole Vazquez, Worthwhile Training on 23 December 2020

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    Child labour in India: how can it be stopped?

    Despite the best efforts of stakeholders such as the Indian government and children’s charities, significant numbers of children are still engaged in hazardous or harmful work in India. Two experts explain how the country can work towards eradicating child labour.

    By Gajal Gupta on 17 December 2020

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    'I am proud of what we have done': HSE's Sarah Albon looks back on 2020

    HSE's chief executive Sarah Albon speaks to Safety Management about helping the country get through Covid, and other challenges.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 December 2020

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    New labour laws for India: will they make a difference?

    The Indian Parliament recently passed three new Labour Codes aimed at simplifying the country’s complex labour laws. Two experts give their views on the possible impact of the new legislation for businesses and workers.

    By Gajal Gupta on 09 December 2020

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    The regulation complex

    Is it time for the public to take back safety?

    By Matthew Holder on 01 December 2020

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    A day in the life

    Raymond Nye worked as a shipwright apprentice in 1957. He recalls the shocking working conditions that would lead to his wife contracting mesothelioma off the dust on his overalls.

    By Ray Nye, Mavis Nye Foundation for mesothelioma victims on 01 December 2020