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Health and safety
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees.
This duty extends to health and safety matters such as the maintenance of plant; systems of work; the arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances; information and training; and access routes.
30 May 2017
Firefighters exposed to extreme heat are at increased risk of blood clotting and heart attack, research has suggested.
10 May 2017
This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...
21 Apr 2017
New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but
13 Apr 2017
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges,...
2 Mar 2017
The use of terrestrial trunked radios (TETRAs) has raised concerns about health and sickness absence. Jackie Cinnamond looks at the...
15 Feb 2017
Employees at Lloyd’s of London have been banned from drinking alcohol during the working day, it has been reported.
1 Dec 2016
As evidence of the effect of the Zika virus grows, employers must address their responsibilities. Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe explains.
1 Nov 2016
Agile working, whether that’s allowing employees to work remotely or being flexible about hours, has been hailed as the answer...
1 Sep 2016
What preparations should companies make to cut down on the risks associated with business travel? Rob Walker, of International SOS...
31 Aug 2016
The EU referendum vote has led to financial, economic and political turmoil. But how will Brexit affect UK occupational health...
12 Aug 2016
Drug and alcohol misuse has a big impact on the workplace, with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...
5 Aug 2016
Ed Stacey examines whether employees can be forced to work in Brazil in light of the Zika virus
4 Aug 2016
An employment tribunal has held that Greggs fairly dismissed an experienced baker who did not wash his hands before returning...
3 Aug 2016
A UK exit from the EU could have significant repercussions for occupational health and health and safety, practitioners are warning....