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  • Survey of gig workers’ health and wellbeing brings call for employer-worker care pledge

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    gig ec

    Gig economy workers, temps and workers on zero-hours contracts report receiving fewer protections for their health and wellbeing at work than their permanent, full-time colleagues, according to findings from a survey published today by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    Many are working when sick, working unpaid overtime and going throughout the year without a paid holiday, the IOSH-commissioned Opinium survey found.

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  • Time for safety and health profession to “turn outwards”

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    Graham Parker


    The safety and health profession must “turn outwards” as it looks to the future, IOSH’s outgoing President Graham Parker told the institution’s annual international conference today.

    In his opening address to IOSH 2017 this morning, Graham looked back on his year in office before looking at how the profession can continue to protect people at work.

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  • Workers should be able to “put hands up and ask for help” on mental health

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    Geoff

    Employers and employees need to take accountability for workplace mental health in order to end the stigma which surrounds the issue, delegates at a major safety and health conference heard today.

    Geoff McDonald, a global advocate, campaigner and consultant on workplace mental health, said it is crucial that workers feel they can “put their hands up and ask for help” if they are suffering from a mental health problem.

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  • New qualification to help safety and health drive good business

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    Qual

    A new business-focused qualification for a new generation of safety and health professionals was launched today by the world’s leading body in the field.

    IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, has responded to business trends and feedback from employers, trainers and experienced practitioners to create a new way of qualifying as a safety and health practitioner.

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  • King’s Cross fire anniversary: call to end “manmade disasters”

    Mega phone 17 November 2017
    Kings cross

    Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the King’s Cross fire, the leading global safety and health body says action must be taken to ensure history is not “repeatedly scarred by preventable manmade disasters”.

    Thirty-one people died when flames raged up an escalator shaft at the underground station in London, UK, on 18 November 1987. Many more were injured.

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