Opinion

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    The right to clean air

    The next government must bring back a better environment bill and protect workers’ right to clean air.

    By Charles Pitt on 20 November 2019

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    Time for mental health

    If our desire to ‘turn back the hands of time’ is a forlorn hope, much of human history has been taken up by efforts to overcome time passing and things inevitably being forgotten.

    By Mike Robinson on 29 October 2019

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    Wellbeing should be a priority

    Indian businesses are beginning to invest in employee wellbeing programmes, but their efforts must be led by the senior management if they are to be effective.

    By Hemant Sethi on 22 October 2019

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    What does UK law say about dust control at work?

    Demolition, brick cutting, the use of cement, wood and stone working, drilling, exposure to paint and sanding down surfaces in preparation. These are just some of the many construction-related activities where dust is prevalent and where it needs to be controlled.

    By Louise Hosking, Hosking Associates on 07 October 2019

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    Power and risk

    The recent story of diminishing public investment in HSE and local authority enforcement has sometimes been justified as a necessary focus on the higher hazards against everyday risks.

    By Mike Robinson, Chief executive, British Safety Council on 20 September 2019

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    Beware the working dead: presenteeism, a sacrifice too far?

    We've all been there. You're at work but your mind is not only not on the job, it's not even in the building. Concentration shot, an insistent headache thumps in time to clattering keyboards and you haven't written or said a constructive thing all afternoon. Welcome to presenteeism.

    By Matthew Holder, British Safety Council on 11 September 2019

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    Preventing occupational disease in India

    Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar explains how the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR-NIOH) is striving to prevent cases of occupational disease in India.

    By Gajal Gupta on 19 September 2019

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    The jury is out

    Paying the high price for health and safety failure: the Sentencing Council reports a five-fold increase in the average fine for UK health and safety convictions.

    By Neal Stone, McOnie Agency on 28 August 2019

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    A gig on your own?

    The way in which some people, often young, but not exclusively, are engaged in work is in jobs that are part of what is commonly referred to as the ‘gig economy’.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 22 July 2019

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    Truth and honesty as the base for safe working

    There are obligations and responsibilities when operating as a charity that do not necessarily bear on every individual or organisation in the public eye.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 01 July 2019