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  • Work-related mental health issues affect three in five

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    Happy workers


    Three out of five (61%) employees have experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor, new report findings have revealed.

    The Mental Health at Work 2018 Report, entitled Seizing the Momentum, written by Business in the Community, highlights the desperate need for greater support for workers.

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  • Car wash scheme can tackle “crimes hiding in plain sight”

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    181022 Car wash

    A scheme to protect vulnerable workers in the UK’s hand car washes can help tackle modern slavery and other “crimes hiding in plain sight”, the chartered body for health and safety professionals said today.

    The Responsible Car Wash Scheme, which is targeting labour abuse and health and safety breaches, was launched today and will be piloted in the Midlands next month.

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  • Global zero-harm strategy lands coffee producer health and safety gong

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    181015 Food and Drink Awards

    A global tea and coffee producer, a world-renowned food manufacturer and a Scottish smoked salmon supplier have picked up major awards for innovative ways they protect their workers.

    The International Food and Drink Health and Safety Awards were presented earlier this month, with the top prize going to Finlays. Second and third place went to Kraft Heinz and Farne Salmon respectively.

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  • Vehicle choice could reduce drivers’ air pollution exposure

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    Could switching to low-emission taxi cabs potentially halve exposure to toxic exhaust pollutants? According to findings from new research, London black cab drivers experience twice as much exposure to air pollution at the wheel compared to outside of work, but their choice of vehicle can make a very significant difference.

    The study into air quality by King’s College London’s Environmental Research Group (ERG) monitored drivers of both diesel and electric taxis, measuring particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide inside and outside of their working environments. It found that drivers of diesel taxis are exposed to pollution levels 1.8 times higher than those driving an electric model.

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  • Worker protection requires “relentless” pursuit of improvement

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    181004 Food and Drink

    The devastating impact of a workplace fatality was highlighted at a leading health and safety conference.

    Richard Parr, Chief Operating Officer at Natures Way Foods, told delegates at the annual Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference that the electrocution of a contractor “turned their world upside down”.

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