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  • King’s Cross fire anniversary: call to end “manmade disasters”

    Mega phone 17 November 2017
    Kings cross

    Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the King’s Cross fire, the leading global safety and health body says action must be taken to ensure history is not “repeatedly scarred by preventable manmade disasters”.

    Thirty-one people died when flames raged up an escalator shaft at the underground station in London, UK, on 18 November 1987. Many more were injured.

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  • Reporting app lands rail firm health and safety award

    Mega phone 15 November 2017
    171115 Rail Awards

    A leading rail infrastructure firm has scooped an award for developing an app to encourage employees to report safety issues.

    Since its introduction, the system called Carl (call, action, report, learn) has led to a 50 per cent reduction in ‘close calls’ at Colas Rail.

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  • Rail safety and health professionals urged to embrace new technology

    Mega phone 13 November 2017
    171113 Rail Industry Conference

    Technology can pave the way to safer and healthier ways of working in the rail industry, a major conference heard.

    With significant structural changes occurring in the UK’s industry, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) annual Rail Conference, sought to address the impact this has on worker protection.

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  • IOSH No Time to Lose campaign marks its third anniversary

    folder 03 November 2017
    3 year ann

    Half a million workers worldwide are now more aware of occupational cancer risks as a result of IOSH’s No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign – launched three years ago today (3 November).

    NTTL is raising awareness of cancer caused by work and helping businesses take action by providing free practical resources.

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  • Time for employers to “step up to mark” on mental health

    Mega phone 26 October 2017
    171009 Mental health

    The leading global professional health and safety body today calls on employers to “step up to the mark” and commit to new standards on workplace mental health.

    A new report into workplace mental health clearly demonstrates the need for increased support for long-term sufferers, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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