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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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    Help is at hand

    Indian companies are increasingly supporting the mental wellbeing of staff through initiatives like days off for recuperation, counselling and mobile apps designed to build resilience to stress.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

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    Too hot to handle

    The recent heatwaves in India have forced people to stop work to avoid the brutal heat, and led to renewed warnings that rising temperatures caused by climate change threaten the health of millions of outdoor workers.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

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    Employers must challenge stigma of menopause, says new report

    Just 30 per cent of women who took time off to deal with the menopause shared the real reason with their employer or line manager, a study by the Fawcett Society has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 May 2022

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    Disability at work: time for action

    A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 05 May 2022

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    Safety incidents: preparation is key

    The way a business responds to a health and safety accident and any resulting regulatory investigation is crucial both for its reputation and the eventual legal outcome.

    By Rhian Greaves, DAC Beachcroft on 05 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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    Time to report on climate change risks and opportunities

    Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 27 April 2022

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    Dangerous gases: getting the monitoring right

    Gas detection systems provide vital early warning of the presence of dangerous gases in industrial environments, but it is crucial to select and use the right type.

    By Simon Hopwood, Draeger Safety UK on 25 April 2022