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    Panic buying face masks risks global shortage, warn WHO

    WHO has warned that panic buying of face masks and PPE could soon trigger a global shortage of vital equipment that frontline medical workers are most in need of in the fight against coronavirus.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 March 2020

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    UK's HSE challenged over work-related stress plans by MPs

    HSE has not ruled out inspecting for work-related stress but admitted it will be a “challenge going forward” as inspectors would have to use different techniques to those used in inspecting for safety.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 March 2020

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    No space for shortcuts

    The recent news surrounding the tragic death of a 23-year-old contractor on a site in Lincoln in January 2020 has highlighted once more the risks associated with working in the construction industry.

    By Josh Hughes, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 02 March 2020

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    Is the UK's corporate manslaughter regime now redundant?

    There have been fewer than 30 convictions since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act was introduced in 2007.

    By Simon Tingle, Pinsent Masons on 25 March 2020

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    Asbestos deaths are a thing of the past. Don’t you believe it

    The latest statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report that “there were 2,526 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2017, broadly similar to the previous five years."

    By Neal Stone, McOnie on 25 March 2020

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    Be proud of our own contribution

    When sitting down to write on a current topic in workplace health and safety, it is impossible to block out the deafening roar from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Lawrence Waterman on 27 March 2020

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    Managing mental health during coronavirus - experts at WHO share insights

    Stressed? You're not alone. Coronavirus is creating anxiety for many of us, whether it's job losses or fear of them, to illness and the uncertain end date to all of this. Our mental health and wellbeing is being tested.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 March 2020

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    Managing asbestos and legionella on the railway

    There are numerous regulations relating to asbestos and legionella management which railway companies must comply with to ensure optimum protection for those using their facilities.

    By Denis Morgan and Paul Sear on 27 March 2020

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    Protecting young workers from asbestos

    When coronavirus is dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget that 5,500 people will die this year due to past asbestos exposure. Yet, young people working today are also at risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 March 2020