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  • New qualification to help safety and health drive good business

    Mega phone 20 November 2017

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reporting app lands rail firm health and safety award

    Mega phone 15 November 2017
    171115 Rail Awards

    A leading rail infrastructure firm has scooped an award for developing an app to encourage employees to report safety issues.

    Since its introduction, the system called Carl (call, action, report, learn) has led to a 50 per cent reduction in ‘close calls’ at Colas Rail.

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  • Rail safety and health professionals urged to embrace new technology

    Mega phone 13 November 2017
    171113 Rail Industry Conference

    Technology can pave the way to safer and healthier ways of working in the rail industry, a major conference heard.

    With significant structural changes occurring in the UK’s industry, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) annual Rail Conference, sought to address the impact this has on worker protection.

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