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  • High-rise fire safety needs ‘right people making right decisions’ after Grenfell

    Mega phone 18 December 2017
    170731 Judith Hackitt

    Ensuring that “the right people” are in place to “make the right decisions” on fire safety in high-rise or complex buildings is vital to prevent a repeat of tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire, a leading global body for health and safety professionals said today.

    The interim report by Dame Judith Hackitt into building regulations and fire safety, commissioned following Grenfell, was published today, Monday 18 December.

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  • Silica dust cancer risk tackled by cross-industry commitment

    folder 04 December 2017
    Stone cutter

    Measures to control employee exposure to the second biggest cancer-causing agent found in the world’s workplaces have been introduced by a cross-sectoral group of organisations.

    After signing a commitment to tackle the cancer risk posed by respirable crystalline silica (RCS), organisations have removed or substituted materials which contain the deadly dust while others have introduced mechanisms to control what workers breathe in.

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  • Trainers aim to drive up Bangladesh health and safety standards

    Mega phone 01 December 2017
    factory floor

    Twenty-nine people have undergone training to enable them to deliver workshops to raise health and safety standards in Bangladesh’s factories and communities.

    The 15 women and 14 men were the first cohort of trainers to be recruited to the OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Initiative for Workers and Communities, which is co-funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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  • Healthy work embedded in new UK Industrial Strategy – IOSH

    Mega phone 28 November 2017
    Houses of Parliament

    The UK Government’s new Industrial Strategy “begins to take the right steps to enhance worker protection”, according to IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

    The strategy, revealed on Monday 27 November by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP, aims to improve productivity.

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  • Excellence Awards handed out in three categories

    folder 27 November 2017
    171127 Excellence Awards

    IOSH’s annual Excellence Awards have been handed out, with two groups and a joint entry between a branch and group picking up the gongs.

    For the first time, the awards – designed to recognise projects which promote health and safety – were split into three categories to reflect IOSH’s WORK 2022 strategy: enhance, collaborate and influence.

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