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    Six pitfalls to avoid in risk assessment

    An effective risk assessment is crucial in identifying significant danger to workers’ health and safety. However, there are some common pitfalls to avoid so the risks are properly identified and correctly managed.

    By Suresh Tanwar, Head of audit and consultancy, British Safety Council (India) on 20 January 2020

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    The hidden productivity gap

    To increase productivity is a challenge for government, business and organisations, public and private. The latest figures show a less-than-healthy picture, with the UK economy losing an estimated £81 billion each year through ill health-related absence and presenteeism.

    By Professor Dame Carol Black and Shaun Subel on 06 January 2020

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    How to handle flammable liquids and other dangerous substances

    Dangerous substances can and do put people’s safety at risk. Find out how to handle them.

    By Andrew Lawrence, Empteezy on 07 January 2020

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    The best standing desk mats for 2019

    Find the right accessory for your stand-up desk, with these standing desk mats all tried and tested over a period of weeks in our offices at Hammersmith.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 December 2019

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    Take a holiday from colds and 'flu this Christmas

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell claims she has the secret to flu-free flying. Is she being a diva or can we divine some truth in her advice?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 December 2019

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    5 surprising reasons why you need a health plan before you travel for work

    International business travel can be exciting and provide fresh inspiration for the job, yet it does not come without risks.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 December 2019

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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