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‘Obesity crisis’ is making people too sick to work, warns IPPR

Obesity is contributing to rising economic inactivity levels in the UK and is making workers less productive, says the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which is calling for government intervention to crack down on ultra-processed foods and create an “obesity-free generation”.

By Kerry Reals on 10 May 2024

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Purchasing body-worn cameras: 10 top tips

Body-worn cameras can reduce the risk of violence and threats to staff by providing a deterrent effect and documentary evidence for pursuing aggressors, but it’s important to carefully consider issues like functionality, data storage and user training during the selection process.

By Alasdair Field, Reveal Media on 13 May 2024

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Recycling firm fined £1.2 million over collision that left worker with fractured skull

A South Yorkshire-based metal recycling firm has been fined £1.2 million after a skip wagon struck a worker, leaving him with a fractured skull and collar bone.

By Kerry Reals on 10 May 2024

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Lone worker monitoring technology: is it for safety or surveillance?

As businesses make increasing use of safety monitoring to minimise the risks associated with lone working, consideration must be given to the impact on workers. Concerns that safety monitoring measures will be used for performance management purposes may well increase rather than alleviate health and safety risks.

By Hayden Singh, Pinsent Masons on 03 May 2024