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Violence and abuse against shop workers up 50 per cent last year, says British Retail Consortium

Incidents of violence and abuse against retail workers increased by 50 per cent to 1,300 a day in the year to September 2023, compared with the previous year, new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have shown.

By Kerry Reals on 14 February 2024

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No Falls Week, 13–17 May: a powerful campaign to promote safe working at height

Businesses that require employees to work at height are urged to take part in a new week-long campaign aimed at educating everyone at work about the terrible consequences of falls from height and how to prevent them.

By Hannah Williams, No Falls Foundation on 15 February 2024

Purchasing PPE: why sustainability data is becoming crucial

By Verena Keller, uvex on 09 February 2024

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Tougher road accident penalties: truckers fear the consequences

By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 February 2024

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Child labour in India: a persistent problem

By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 February 2024

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Building firm boss receives suspended prison sentence after worker crushed to death onsite

Building company Stonehurst Estates Ltd has been fined £450,000 and its director has received a suspended prison sentence, following the death of a worker at a development site in Birmingham.

By Kerry Reals on 15 February 2024

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Simplified reporting of falls from height will identify ways to prevent accidents

With recent statistics showing little improvement in the number of workplace falls from height, the Access Industry Forum (AIF) believes a simplified incident reporting system for falls would allow lessons to be learned about the causes and most effective preventive measures.

By Peter Bennett OBE, Access Industry Forum (AIF) on 01 February 2024

2024: a year of choices for us all

By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 08 February 2024

We need more women in safety leadership roles – so let’s #EmbraceEquity

By Louise Hosking, director and co-founder, OneWISH Coalition on 01 May 2023