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    Coronavirus and the workplace: the latest

    There is a bat somewhere in Wuhan in China that currently has a lot to answer for – this winged creature is believed to have kicked-started an outbreak of COVID-19, the latest form of coronavirus. Talk about a butterfly effect.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 March 2020

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    Coaching Construction

    Teaching stress management to an all-male audience of haulage and logistics workers can be a tough gig.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 February 2020

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    The top five construction site risks and hazards

    Construction sites can be dangerous places, especially for those without health and safety training.

    By Kati de Matas, MRS Training & Rescue on 26 February 2020

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    Caring for head and mind

    When Mates in Mind was founded in 2016, it was evident that the workers in the construction industry were experiencing a greater-than-usual risk of suicide, while stress and depression were cited as some of the causes.

    By Iris Cepero on 24 February 2020

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    More to scaffolding than meets the eye

    Scaffolding has for too long been considered by some to be a high risk, low skill trade. This could not be further from the truth.

    By David Mosley, NASC director for training on 26 February 2020

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    Train your way to the top

    A survey by the Building Safety Group, based on 10,000 site inspections conducted during the first six months of 2018, found that there has been a 13 per cent rise in the number of working from height safety breaches on construction sites.

    By Paul Bruton, WernerCo on 26 February 2020

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    Unlock the benefits of great head protection

    Our head and the brilliantly complex brain it protects are integral to everything we do – at home and at work. 100,000 miles of blood vessels and 100 billion neurons enable our brains to breathe, think, dream, retain memories, and make around 35,000 decisions each and every day.

    By Mackenzie Peters, MSA Safety on 24 February 2020

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    The case for doing safety differently

    Over the past two decades, safety improvements across a number of industries have largely flatlined – as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance – despite a vast expansion of safety investment, compliance and paperwork.

    By EHS Congress Berlin on 10 February 2020

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    A custom approach to hearing protection

    Our ears are intricate and extremely delicate instruments. Much like a person’s eyesight, once the hearing has been damaged, it cannot be reversed. It is vital, therefore, to protect hearing from the damaging, long-term effects of noise at work.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 21 January 2020

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    Delivering safer winters: using GPS to transform ice clearance

    When accidents happen, the blame game is never far behind. In an increasingly litigious society, when accidents occur on business premises, they are often followed by legal consequences resulting from breaches in health and safety law.

    By Jason Petsch, GRITIT on 27 January 2020