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    Poorest areas most exposed to dangerous air pollution levels, finds study

    A major study in America has provided some of the most detailed evidence yet to show how race and income determines the level of air pollution exposure in cities.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 September 2022

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    India’s tea gardens: poor conditions persist

    Despite strict laws requiring the owners of tea plantations to ensure the health, safety and living conditions of tea workers, poor practices persist – and women are often the worst affected.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 12 September 2022

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    Nursing in India: harassment remains a problem

    Incidents of violence, harassment and bullying towards nurses in India regularly hit the headlines, but commentators hope that new draft government guidelines designed to improve working conditions in the healthcare sector could help tackle the problem.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 12 September 2022

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    Unpaid carers need a legal right to unpaid leave to support their wellbeing

    Unpaid carers are the backbone of our society. It is a cliché but it is true. There are an estimated 2.3 million people providing care to their family, friends and neighbours around the country.

    By Wendy Chamberlain MP on 07 September 2022

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    You only have two lungs

    A collaborative investigation into dust exposure levels during road planing works on the M25 motorway led to dust levels being cut by half – and some vital lessons for the highways maintenance industry on preventing respiratory disease.

    By Steve Perkins, Steve Perkins Associates Limited on 05 September 2022

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    New PM must keep UK’s rights and protections, urges coalition

    British Safety Council has joined 40 other organisations in writing a letter to the new prime minister to make a personal commitment to uphold rights and protections following concerns of more ‘red tape’ cutting after Brexit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 September 2022

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    Education for the future

    Exciting developments in education technology look set make it easier to teach, engage and motivate learners on health and safety – and save employers time and money.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 05 September 2022

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    How can we avoid this being a winter of discontent?

    We now know the real extent of the rise we can expect in energy prices this autumn. An 80 per cent increase. Just take that in for a moment.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 September 2022

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    Employees want purpose not ‘flashy perks’, says report

    Employees rate having a purpose and feeling valued at work more than getting a pay rise, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 September 2022