Opinion

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    Standing up for those without a voice

    This month, our founder James Tye would have celebrated his 100th birthday, on 21 December. In fact, James died a quarter of a century ago, though his legacy endures to this day – both in terms of what he achieved in his lifetime and the way the British Safety Council continues to take forward what he began.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 14 December 2021

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    Active working: poor advice threatens progress

    We are sitting more than ever before – and our sedentary lives are having a big impact on both our mental health and long-term health.

    By Gavin Bradley, Active Working on 13 December 2021

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    Achieving Net Zero will boost the UK’s health

    In June 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100 per cent by 2050.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 01 December 2021

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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Bepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 25 November 2021

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    Menopause at work: why support is crucial

    Put simply, the menopause is an issue which can no longer be ignored by any employer. We will unpick why that is the case as we examine not just the legal and human resources (HR) issues at play but also wider shifting societal attitudes to all matters menopause.

    By Anna Fletcher and Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WLG law firm on 25 November 2021

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    £6.5m fine for child’s railway death: the sentencing factors

    Why rail freight operator, WH Malcolm Ltd Harrison was fined a record £6.5m after a young boy was electrocuted by one of its overhead power lines.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons LLP on 25 November 2021

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    Uncertainty, technology and wellbeing

    Are we living in the best of times or the worst of times? If Charles Dickens were asked this question having only been able to consume our daily news channels, I am sure even he would conclude the latter.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 18 November 2021

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    Joined-up action needed to tackle air pollution

    It’s my belief that it is the inalienable right for every person, in the UK and around the world, to breathe clean, unpolluted, and safe air. However, actions being taken by the UK government and across industry are falling far short of overcoming this global challenge.

    By Barry Sheerman MP on 01 November 2021

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    Business resilience and wellbeing

    Broadly speaking, resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt quickly and respond well to a crisis. That means being prepared to deal with an unforeseen or predictable event. This could be anything from your superstar employee moving to your competitor, new legislation forcing you to make sweeping changes to your products, or a major global health or economic crisis, like Covid.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 12 October 2021

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    'Minority groups are still underrepresented in health and safety'

    Funmi Adegbola is founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) which gives support to female professionals in safety, health and environment (SHE) through mentorship and training. Safety Management catches up with Funmi to discuss diversity in health and safety.

    By Funmi Adegbola, founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa on 15 October 2021