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    Protecting workers’ hearing: it’s time to change our approach

    The risk of workers suffering hearing damage from harmful levels of noise at work could be slashed by as much as 90 per cent by adopting the latest noise control best practice techniques.

    By Peter Wilson, Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre (INVC) on 15 March 2023

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    'If you empower women into top roles in health and safety, you transform the future of work'

    Funmi Adegbola is founder of the Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) which gives support to female professionals in safety, health and environment (SHE) through mentorship and training. Safety Management catches up with Funmi for International Women’s Day which is all about how we #EmbraceEquity.

    By Safety Management on 07 March 2023

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    Time to quit – top tips for an effective stop smoking programme at work

    National No Smoking Day on 8 March is a great opportunity to help staff to quit smoking or vaping, but it’s essential to adopt the right tone and approach.

    By John Dicey, Allen Carr’s Easyway on 07 March 2023

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    Interview: Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council's senior head of education

    "Women have lots of different barriers to face around having their voice heard." British Safety Council's Dr Julie Riggs shares what inspires, frustrates and motivates her about working in health and safety.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 March 2023

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    Managing office noise post-pandemic

    A noisy office can be a cause of stress but there are some simple workplace design adjustments that can help mitigate the impact.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 01 March 2023

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    Health and safety: still a man’s world?

    More women are joining the health and safety industry. But is change happening fast enough?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 March 2023

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    Why it’s important to be a menopause friendly employer

    Creating an environment at work where everyone feels comfortable talking about menopause can make it easier for employees struggling with the symptoms to seek help and support from their managers.

    By Deborah Garlick, CEO and founder, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace on 28 February 2023

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    Listen up: why headphones pose a risk to workers’ hearing

    Workers could be damaging their hearing while wearing headphones for recreational use at work, so it’s vital that employers take action to control the risks.

    By Stephen Wheatley, UK Hearing Conservation Association on 01 March 2023

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    Get them inspected

    Mobile access towers are a common type of work at height equipment, but it’s essential they are regularly and properly inspected to ensure they are safe to use.

    By Don Aers, PASMA on 22 February 2023

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    Are you ready for the next industrial revolution?

    New and emerging technology, such as collaborative robots that can work alongside or even independently of people, looks set to boost productivity and innovation, but may also pose new risks to workers’ health, safety and wellbeing.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 13 February 2023