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    Too many broths spoil the cook: the hidden dangers of air pollution in commercial kitchens

    Kitchens can be highly polluted working environments but there are options for making them safer and more sustainable.

    By Tom Parkes, London Borough of Camden on 14 June 2023

    Air pollution is the next business challenge

    Air pollution can and does negatively affect everyone’s health. But, it disproportionately impacts those who live in less affluent areas, broadening health inequalities across the UK.

    By Désirée Abrahams, Global Action Plan on 06 June 2022

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    Linemen fatalities: a shocking situation

    India’s electrical maintenance workers, or ‘linemen’, play a vital role in keeping the power running to homes and businesses, but unions warn they lack essential safety training and equipment, with often deadly consequences.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 April 2024

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    Maternity leave: India’s female road workers granted landmark rights

    The Indian government recently ordered road construction employers to grant paid maternity leave to registered female road construction workers, but campaigners warn that many women in the unregistered construction sector will miss out on this vital new benefit.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 April 2024

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    Thinking differently: how to embrace neurodiversity and make workplaces work for all

    Up to one in five people are neurodivergent in some way, yet most workplaces and recruitment processes are designed for neurotypical staff. Creating a positive, inclusive culture and providing neurodiversity training can help break down the barriers that are holding back a pool of workers with unique talents.

    By Kerry Reals on 25 March 2024

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    Disability – inclusion starts with a conversation

    Creating truly inclusive workplaces where disabled people can thrive brings many benefits for a business – and it all stems from supportive and sensitive conversations during the recruitment and workplace adjustment process.

    By Lucy Hendley, Lewis Silkin LLP on 01 April 2024

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    Cancer in the workplace: are you ready for the tsunami?

    With the number of people diagnosed and living with cancer in the UK expected to rise, it’s vital that managers know how to support affected colleagues to remain in and return to work during and after treatment.

    By Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer on 01 April 2024

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    Hybrid work – don’t let it become a pain in the neck

    Employees working from home can be prone to problems like back pain due to poorly designed workstations and a lack of rest breaks, but digital tools like apps can help employers spot and correct the problems at an early stage.

    By Ed Harnett, Habitus Health on 01 April 2024

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    Preventing hearing damage and cutting costs: practical noise control is key

    Employers often wrongly assume that noise control techniques for machinery are both costly and impractical. In fact, simple, very low-cost engineering modifications that anyone can implement are often all that are required – and they may even be self-financing.

    By Peter Wilson, Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre (INVC) on 14 March 2024

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    Make sure you buy quiet

    Noise emission data from machinery manufacturers can help purchasers identify the most suitable machine when buying or hiring new equipment, but it’s also essential to maintain the machinery correctly to minimise the noise levels.

    By Darren Hugheston-Roberts, TÜV SÜD on 15 March 2024