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    In praise of nothing

    I’ve a colleague working in social care. Part of their week is spent at a community centre. It’s a challenging role. There’s no time for idleness. Nor would anyone advocate it, I imagine. But what about fallow? Rest. Respite. A simple lull in the day?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 08 March 2023

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    'If you empower women into top roles in health and safety, you transform the future of work'

    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 for International Women’s Day which is all about how we #EmbraceEquity.

    By Safety Management on 07 March 2023

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    Time to quit – top tips for an effective stop smoking programme at work

    National No Smoking Day on 8 March is a great opportunity to help staff to quit smoking or vaping, but it’s essential to adopt the right tone and approach.

    By John Dicey, Allen Carr’s Easyway on 07 March 2023

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    Interview: Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council's senior head of education

    "Women have lots of different barriers to face around having their voice heard." British Safety Council's Dr Julie Riggs shares what inspires, frustrates and motivates her about working in health and safety.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 March 2023

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    Supreme Court rejects call for paid menstrual leave in India

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 March 2023

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    Domestic workers: indispensable but unprotected

    Many of India’s domestic workers face exploitation, poor working conditions and low wages, and campaigners say the one of the main reasons is the central government’s failure to introduce nationally applicable laws to protect them.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 March 2023

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    Getting the culture right

    A positive safety culture is vital in preventing workplace accidents and ill health, but it can only exist if the employer genuinely involves employees in making decisions about ways of managing the risks.

    By Suresh Tanwar, head of audit and consultancy, British Safety Council India on 07 March 2023

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    Toilet trouble: how India’s female workers face inadequate sanitation at work

    Employers in India are failing to provide sufficient and separate toilet facilities for female workers, leaving women struggling to find safe sanitation and being discouraged from entering the world of work.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 March 2023

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    Knowing the price of something does not tell you its value

    Why do we regulate? Had the Government started by asking this question, as it attempts to undertake the biggest ever overhaul of this country’s regulations, we might not be in the mess we now find ourselves in.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 March 2023

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    Police renew pledge to find answers on Didcot seven-year anniversary

    Police have told families affected by the Didcot Power Station collapse that they are doing “everything in their power” to complete the investigation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 February 2023