Covid-19

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    Winter pressures mean good mental health support is crucial

    Reflecting on this time last year, there was much talk about ‘saving Christmas’. What we discovered also was that the cost was to be a January lockdown, with home schooling and stringent social restrictions that made last winter memorable for too many of the wrong reasons.

    By Kevin Bampton, BOHS on 01 December 2021

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    “Don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on businesses to stay vigilant to ensure Covid-19 doesn’t spread rapidly through workplaces.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 September 2021

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    Back to work

    If staff are fearful about returning to the workplace as Covid controls are eased, it is vital employers explain the precautions that are in place to keep them safe and consider making further changes to reduce the risk to specific individuals.

    By Julian Cox, BLM law firm on 31 August 2021

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    Stay in control: preventing Covid-19 at work

    Employers should continue to carefully control the risk from Covid-19 at work, despite the lifting of most legal restrictions in the UK.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 09 August 2021

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    Government expands daily contact testing for critical workers

    The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 July 2021

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    Conquering Covid

    New international guidelines aim to make it easier for organisations everywhere to manage the risks posed by Covid-19 at work.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead on 16 March 2021

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    Sequencing the Covid genome safely

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 March 2021

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    1 in 5 workers forced into workplaces needlessly

    Government advice remains to work from home if you can but it seems the message isn’t getting through to bosses, according to a survey by the TUC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 February 2021

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    HSE classifies Covid-19 as 'not serious' risk, minister reveals

    HSE’s assessment that Covid-19 is not a “serious” workplace risk has been met with outrage and disbelief among workers’ unions and the Labour party.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 February 2021

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    Whistleblowing in a pandemic

    What does whistleblowing in a pandemic look like? UK whistleblowing charity Protect analysed calls to its Advice Line from whistleblowers to find out.

    By Andrew Pepper-Parsons, Protect on 30 November 2020