Co-op body camera

    Can cameras save our shop workers from attack?

    As Christmas and New Year are expected to be flashpoints for violence in retail, we investigate whether body-worn cameras are effective at keeping staff safe.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 December 2023

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    Domestic abuse: why it IS your business

    As a survivor of domestic abuse, I know first-hand the importance of employers creating a workplace environment where employees feel able to disclose they are experiencing abuse – and offering suitable support and guidance.

    By Sharon Livermore, Domestic Abuse Education on 01 December 2023

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    How wearable tech helps reduce MSD and collision risks

    Artificial intelligence and wearable technology can now be used to assess and provide feedback on the ergonomic risks posed by high impact and repetitive tasks, making it quicker and easier to identify ways of improving training and work processes to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

    By Graham Sharp, Stanley on 01 December 2023

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    Poor quality PPE and safety products: not just a Covid problem

    The problem of substandard safety products regularly made headlines during the Covid pandemic as poor quality and unusable products flooded the market, but the issue of substandard PPE and safety products existed long before Covid and remains a significant concern today.

    By Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF on 01 April 2023

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    Lone worker technology and video telematics: a powerful combination for driver safety

    Video telematics technology fitted to vehicles can now be combined with lone worker alarms so at-work drivers can immediately summon help in the event of problems like collisions, assaults, thefts and medical emergencies.

    By Sam Footer, SureCam on 09 November 2023

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    Case studies: how excellent management of occupational road risk pays dividends

    Safety & Health Excellence Awards this year had a brand-new category: Best Driver Risk Management Performance. It was sponsored by National Highways, through its Driving for Better Business programme.

    By Driving for Better Business on 09 November 2023

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    Navigating the changing fleet risk landscape

    Although there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to managing work-related road risk, it’s crucial that businesses have an evolving and proactive fleet safety strategy that keeps abreast of changes in legislation, is implemented from the top down and targets continuous improvement.

    By Nigel Lawrence, Applied Driving on 08 November 2023

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    Driving for work: always quantify the risk

    By carefully assessing factors such as the type of vehicles used for work purposes, drivers’ attitudes to road safety and data from vehicle telematics, employers can target their driver training to maximise the chance of reducing the risk of collisions and eliminating the danger their drivers pose to other road users.

    By Nick Butler, Drivetech on 08 November 2023

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    Delhi’s dirty air: no end in sight

    Every autumn and winter, Delhi experiences poor air quality due to factors like agriculture stubble burning, and politicians from all parties continue to trade barbs about who is responsible for tackling it.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 November 2023

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    Stress at work: India Inc begins to take action

    With surveys suggesting Indian workers are reporting higher levels of work-related stress, the country’s employers are being urged to step up their efforts to support employee mental wellbeing, including educating staff about the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 November 2023