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    Obesity at work: why employers should provide support

    Well-designed weight management programmes can help employees living with obesity to manage their weight more effectively and continue to make a vital contribution at work, but it’s crucial they do not stigmatise and alienate the very people they are designed to support.

    By Dr Zofia Bajorek, Institute for Employment Studies (IES) on 06 January 2022

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    The big sleep

    Poor quality sleep can affect both our physical and psychological wellbeing, but simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 01 December 2021

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    Work in a warming world

    The biggest robot in the world doesn’t have two legs and arms but is in fact a massive storm barrier in the Netherlands. Constructed as a response to the 1953 North Sea floods, it acts as a protector of homes, businesses and people, without anybody being aware.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 January 2022

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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 14 December 2021

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    James Tye at 100 – celebrating the campaigner’s life

    The founder of British Safety Council, James Tye was born in London on 21 December 1921, so would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this month.

    By British Safety Council on 21 December 2021

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    Let’s examine this

    Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines employers must ensure that lifting equipment – such as forklifts, telehandlers and reach trucks – can be used safely and without risk of injury.

    By Geoff Martin, CFTS on 01 November 2021

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    Caught on camera

    The latest road-facing cameras and in-cab monitors for lorries can detect hazards such as a sudden lane departure or driver tiredness – and immediately warn the driver.

    By Richard Lane, VisionTrack on 01 November 2021

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    Clean energy: the safety risks

    The planned transition to cleaner sources of energy like hydrogen will help us reach our climate change goals, but the safety risks must not be overlooked.

    By Paul Davidson, Dräger Marine and Offshore on 01 November 2021

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    Interview with Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council’s new Chair

    Safety Management catches up with Peter McGettrick as he joins the British Safety Council as its new chair. We find out about his priorities for the organisation, what challenges lie ahead and the work he’s most looking forward to doing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 November 2021

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    Lone working: the monitoring options

    There are several ways of responding to and monitoring the emergency alerts sent by lone worker personal alarms, including some cost-saving options.

    By Rebecca Pick, Pick Protection on 19 October 2021