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  • Five things employers need to know about an ageing workforce

    Mega phone 16 November 2018
    Older worker

    Keeping people over the age of 50 at work is becoming increasingly important. Those aged 50 and over already represent one in five of the workforce - and soon this proportion will rise to one in four as people continue to live, and work, longer.

    The HSE suggests that today’s workforce is likely to contain a higher proportion of older workers because of factors such as increased life expectancy, removal of the default retirement age and raising of the State Pension Age, which means that many people will need and want to continue working.

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  • Farmer safety focus required to stop rise in deaths

    Mega phone 15 November 2018
    Farmer with cow

    An increase in the number of agricultural workers in Northern Ireland killed at work last year has highlighted the need for a greater focus on the safety of farmers, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said today.

    The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) earlier this week published its latest Annual Report, which shows that while workplace fatalities in 2017-18 were down by 31% – to 11 compared to 16 in the previous year – farm-related fatalities increased by one, with seven deaths.

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  • Why health and safety is about much more than ‘red tape’

    Mega phone 15 November 2018
    181115 UAE conference

    Middle East health and safety experts will come together in December at a leading conference in Dubai to explore how their profession can shake off negative stereotypes and play a vital role in business success.

    ‘Health and safety: serious but fun’ is the theme for this year’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) UAE Annual Networking Conference.

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  • Dhaka’s response: from Rana Plaza to major safety success story

    Mega phone 13 November 2018
    181113 Bangladesh

    More than 4,500 Bangladeshi workers have undergone health and safety training as a project set up in response to the Rana Plaza disaster gathers pace.

    The OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Initiative for Workers and Communities was launched following the factory collapse in Dhaka, which killed well over 1,000 people and seriously injured many more in April 2013.

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  • Six things we learned from IOSH’s first annual construction conference

    Mega phone 09 November 2018

    The prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in the construction industry, the significant costs of ill health to employers and the importance of mental health support for construction workers were some of the key highlights discussed at the first IOSH Construction Group conference on Wednesday 7 November.

    Dr Michael Cash, Chair of the IOSH Construction Group, set the stage for an engaging discussion attended by more than 50 delegates from across the sector, where a number of key issues were raised:

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