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  • IOSH joins Vision Zero campaign

    Mega phone 20 February 2018
    180220 Commuters

    The world’s leading professional safety and health body is backing a campaign to eradicate all work-related injuries and illnesses.

    IOSH has signed up to Vision Zero, a proposed strategy to keep all the world’s employees out of harm’s way while at work.

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  • ‘Good Work’ plan must boost health and wellbeing to reduce stress

    Mega phone 07 February 2018
    Gig economy

    “There is a fundamental duty on employers to protect the health and safety of all workers” says IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, commenting on possible improvements – including the right to sick pay – that the UK Government’s ‘Good Work’ plan recommends.

    Improved employee wellbeing and a reduced risk of stress are among potential benefits from new rights set to be introduced in the UK, according to IOSH.

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  • More pledgers sign up to occupational cancer campaign

    Mega phone 02 February 2018
    Awareness of occupational cancers is being raised through IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign

    Organisations in Montenegro and Trinidad, as well as a UK fire and rescue service, are among the latest pledgers to IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign.

    Ahead of World Cancer Day, which takes place on Sunday 4 February, IOSH has detailed three more organisations which have made a pledge to the successful drive to tackle work-related cancer.

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  • Safety and health sentencing: two years on

    Mega phone 02 February 2018
    high court

    Today marks the second anniversary of the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for health and safety and other offences in the UK. What effect have they had? Matthew Breakell and Charlotte Miles, associate and solicitor at DAC Beachcroft respectively, take a look:

    It is two years since the implementation of the UK Sentencing Council's Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences.

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  • New global health and safety standard set for March publication

    Mega phone 29 January 2018
    170704 Richard Jones

    ISO 45001, the long-awaited new international standard for occupational safety and health, is set to be published in March, it has been announced.

    The complex development process – the first draft was published in July 2014 – has involved a series of meetings, numerous iterations and hundreds of hours of deliberations among an international group of safety and health experts.

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