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    Help is at hand

    Indian companies are increasingly supporting the mental wellbeing of staff through initiatives like days off for recuperation, counselling and mobile apps designed to build resilience to stress.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

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    Too hot to handle

    The recent heatwaves in India have forced people to stop work to avoid the brutal heat, and led to renewed warnings that rising temperatures caused by climate change threaten the health of millions of outdoor workers.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 11 May 2022

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    Disability at work: time for action

    A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 05 May 2022

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    How Robens super-charged the safety system

    The Robens report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. Safety Management celebrates Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 May 2022

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    Time to report on climate change risks and opportunities

    Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 27 April 2022

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    Dangerous gases: getting the monitoring right

    Gas detection systems provide vital early warning of the presence of dangerous gases in industrial environments, but it is crucial to select and use the right type.

    By Simon Hopwood, Draeger Safety UK on 25 April 2022

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    Asbestos in India: a common hazard

    Although many countries have banned the use of asbestos, the deadly substance continues to be used widely in India, placing workers and others at serious risk.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 06 April 2022

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    Chemicals in India: a cocktail of health risks

    Although India has made progress in banning the use of chemicals that pose a risk to workers’ health, there remains a long way to go to eradicate the danger.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 06 April 2022

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    Weighing up our past mistakes in regulating asbestos

    We are all too familiar with the impact and legacy issues resulting from the widespread use of asbestos in the UK.

    By Colette Willoughby, National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) on 04 April 2022

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022