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  • Young workers risking chronic conditions for portable devices

    Mega phone 25 May 2018
    180525 MSDs

    A generation of young workers are risking chronic conditions later in life because “the draw of using portable devices is greater than their long-term health”, a leading consultant on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) has warned.

    At IOSH 2018, this year’s leading safety and health conference, Katharine Metters will argue there is a culture where people don’t worry about the damage they may be doing to themselves until they suffer from pain. Many also believe, she says, that therapy can undo such damage.

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  • Public venues must “understand ever-changing attack profile”

    Mega phone 21 May 2018
    Counter terrorism

    Ahead of the first anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people, leading experts in event safety and security have urged those responsible for managing sporting, music and other events to thoroughly take stock of the risks they face.

    Garry Jones says doing so will avoid “ineffective, knee-jerk reactions”, adding that the public expect “a level of security commensurate with risk”.

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  • IOSH urges Government to act swiftly on Hackitt fire safety recommendations

    Mega phone 17 May 2018
    170714 Grenfell Tower

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today urged the UK Government to act swiftly to implement the recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into building regulations and fire safety – adding that “lives are at stake”.

    The findings from the review, published today, make important recommendations that seek to address many issues that IOSH and others have raised.

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  • No Time to Lose takes centre stage at ICOH 2018

    Mega phone 10 May 2018
    180510 Bill Gunnyeon ICOH

    Work-related cancers are all avoidable – so how do we stop people dying from them?

    One of the most critical workplace health and safety issues of our time was a main focus of debate at ICOH 2018 – and it gave IOSH an opportunity to present its No Time to Lose campaign.

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  • Non-OSH professionals recognised for dedication toward health and safety

    Mega phone 10 May 2018
    180510 West of Scotland

    IOSH’s West of Scotland Branch has recognised the lengths that non-health and safety professionals go to in order to protect themselves, their colleagues and the public.

    It held its annual Certificate of Merit Awards event on Thursday 26 April. A total of 20 individual awards and one group award were presented at a reception at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow.

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