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  • More pledgers sign up to occupational cancer campaign

    Mega phone 02 February 2018
    Awareness of occupational cancers is being raised through IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign

    Organisations in Montenegro and Trinidad, as well as a UK fire and rescue service, are among the latest pledgers to IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign.

    Ahead of World Cancer Day, which takes place on Sunday 4 February, IOSH has detailed three more organisations which have made a pledge to the successful drive to tackle work-related cancer.

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  • Safety and health sentencing: two years on

    Mega phone 02 February 2018
    high court

    Today marks the second anniversary of the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for health and safety and other offences in the UK. What effect have they had? Matthew Breakell and Charlotte Miles, associate and solicitor at DAC Beachcroft respectively, take a look:

    It is two years since the implementation of the UK Sentencing Council's Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences.

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  • New global health and safety standard set for March publication

    Mega phone 29 January 2018
    170704 Richard Jones

    ISO 45001, the long-awaited new international standard for occupational safety and health, is set to be published in March, it has been announced.

    The complex development process – the first draft was published in July 2014 – has involved a series of meetings, numerous iterations and hundreds of hours of deliberations among an international group of safety and health experts.

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  • Irish employers urged to combat worker ill-treatment

    Mega phone 24 January 2018
    180124 Worker behaviour

    Employers in Ireland are being urged to implement clear and effective policies on workplace ill-treatment as a study reveals the scale of the issue for the first time.

    The Irish Workplace Behaviour Study, published today, reveals that more than two in five people say they have experienced a form of ill-treatment at work, while one in 12 have experienced and/or witnessed physical violence. This is despite most organisations having policies in place to prevent it.

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  • Late IOSH Fellow fondly remembered

    folder 18 January 2018
    180118 John Gloss

    Tributes have been paid to a “popular and dedicated” IOSH Fellow who passed away recently.

    John Gloss was an active member of the Institute of Municipal Safety Officers (IMSO), one of the organisations which preceded IOSH.

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