Hannah Frost

    Common safety pitfalls in manufacturing – what can we learn from recent prosecutions?

    Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that the manufacturing sector directly employs approximately 2.5 million people and accounts for 16 per cent of reported injuries to employees in the UK.

    By Hannah Frost, Pinsent Masons on 16 March 2023

    David Greenberg

    Why the UK’s noise regulations fall short in protecting workers’ hearing

    Although UK employers have long had a duty to prevent their employees suffering noise-induced hearing loss, a huge swath of workers continue to be exposed to loud noise at work, due to a combination of cultural, technological and regulatory failures.

    By Dr David Greenberg, EAVE on 15 March 2023

    Samantha Peters (2)

    In praise of nothing

    I’ve a colleague working in social care. Part of their week is spent at a community centre. It’s a challenging role. There’s no time for idleness. Nor would anyone advocate it, I imagine. But what about fallow? Rest. Respite. A simple lull in the day?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 08 March 2023

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    Knowing the price of something does not tell you its value

    Why do we regulate? Had the Government started by asking this question, as it attempts to undertake the biggest ever overhaul of this country’s regulations, we might not be in the mess we now find ourselves in.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 March 2023

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    Why the Work at Height Regulations must be saved

    In September last year, the former Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Jacob Rees-Mogg, introduced the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to the House of Commons.

    By Peter Bennett, Access Industry Forum on 22 February 2023

    Nick Fletcher MP

    We need employers to do more to understand and tackle male suicide

    Since the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Issues Affecting Men and Boys was created nearly two years ago, a key area that its members wanted to focus on was improving men’s health and reducing male suicide.

    By Nick Fletcher MP, Chair of the APPG on Issues Affecting Men and Boys on 22 February 2023

    Lord Hendy

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Repeal) Bill threatens to strip away vital health and safety rights and protections

    The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Repeal) Bill is a dreadful Bill in both form and content. As to form, the Bill is largely skeleton legislation which sets out no detail on its face but confers powers on ministers to alter existing law by statutory instruments.

    By Lord Hendy KC, Labour peer on 22 February 2023

    Chris Green At BSC Conference (002)

    How will you manage risks of staffing pressures, disruption and NHS strikes this winter?

    With a new strike planned by NHS ambulance staff on Monday 6 February, Chris Green, Health, Safety and Environment Partner at legal firm Keoghs LLP, gives advice to employers on managing accidents, injuries and risks given current pressures on NHS and emergency services as well as planned strikes.

    By Chris Green, Keoghs LLP on 03 February 2023

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    Why we all need coaxing out from behind the sofa in 2023

    Only a month into the new year, issues we all wanted to see the back of in 2022 in many ways just seem to get worse. The war in Ukraine, high prices, labour shortages, strikes, ambulance waiting times and the deficit… the list goes on.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 07 February 2023

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    Clean Air Bill would put UK at forefront of tackling air pollution

    The Clean Air Bill is now in the House of Commons after a successful passage through the House of Lords where it picked up a substantial amount of cross-party support.

    By Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green Party on 09 February 2023