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    A stickler for safety

    Dave Renshaw, workshop and warehouse supervisor at Allied Infrastructure Management Ltd, is seen by his colleagues as a health and safety hero because of his innovations on the shopfloor and his uncompromising attitude towards behaviours that could put his colleagues’ lives at risk. This earned him the title of Health and Safety Champion at the International Safety Awards 2019.

    By Anna Ryland on 06 November 2019

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    Prevention always pays off

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) closes its campaign in managing dangerous substances and announces the next risk to focus on.

    By Iris Cepero on 19 November 2019

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    How high is too high when it comes to safe working at height?

    When we spot distressing visuals of workers stranded on a wildly swinging platform at the top of a multistorey skyscraper we instantly know they are in danger. However, it is work at lower heights that often represents a major risk.

    By Russell Stuart, ZARGES on 27 October 2019

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    Technology in action

    The use of technology to improve safety systems and manage risk information is becoming more relevant and integrated than ever before. Safety Management finds out how to build a risk map to focus on major risks.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 October 2019

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    Inside Amazon

    Amazon is proud of its customer obsession, but where does that leave its workers? Safety Management visits the Tilbury warehouse in Essex to find out what the score is on health, safety and wellbeing at the company.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 October 2019

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    Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace: conference report

    “There’s a growing recognition that it is intolerable to continue to shout safety and whisper health. The rebalancing around health and wellbeing is a theme of today,” said Lawrence Waterman, welcoming audiences to British Safety Council’s 11th annual conference, held on 16 October at the TUC Congress Centre in London.

    By Belinda Liversedge at British Safety Council's annual conference on 22 October 2019

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    The skeleton in the closet

    Despite slavery being abolished over 180 years ago, 40.3 million people around the world are living in some form of modern slavery.

    By Lottie Galvin, iHASCO on 02 October 2019

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    'We’ve got to encourage people to do better'

    These days, we might be more open about mental health, but it still takes courage to speak up about our own experiences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019

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    Mad World in search of sanity

    A packed Mad World Summit on 9 October in London presented high- profile speakers, including comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax and BBC’s Kate Silverton, and the latest technology to help us confront poor mental health at work.

    By Matthew Holder on 18 October 2019

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    Six reasons why managers are failing on forklift safety

    Do you find that despite your company having operator training, risk assessments and relevant safe systems of work in place, forklift accidents, near misses and bad habits persist?

    By Stuart Taylor, Mentor FLT Training on 23 September 2019