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  • Employers must deliver proactive age management – IOSH

    Mega phone 17 July 2018
    B and Q worker

    Older workers are “a valuable resource” who make “a positive contribution” to businesses, the chartered body for safety and health professionals said today in response to a new report which suggests over-50s are being discriminated against.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on employers to deliver proactive age management, including better designed work and workplace adjustment; training, retraining and redeployment; flexible working; and phased retirement.

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  • Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths

    Mega phone 16 July 2018
    170724 Farm Safety Week

    Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving.

    The Rural Industries Group (RIG) for IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is adding its support for the fifth year running, saying to members and their clients “make a Farm Safety Week pledge” and show ways to be safer and healthier.

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  • Leicester-based charities fight deadly asbestos cancers

    Mega phone 06 July 2018
    180706 Action Meso Day

    A “devastating industrial tragedy” that links two Leicester-based organisations will bring them together on Action Mesothelioma Day 2018 at the city’s cathedral on Friday 6 July.

    At Leicester Cathedral, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will be supporting Mesothelioma UK’s annual Action Mesothelioma Day event where patients, carers, families and local dignitaries will meet for a service of remembrance and hope, to commemorate the thousands of lives lost to asbestos-related cancer.

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  • Piper Alpha 30 years on: why Grenfell had “echoes” of offshore disaster

    Mega phone 05 July 2018
    180705 Piper Alpha

    The Grenfell Tower fire bore “poignant echoes” of the worst-ever offshore disaster, the Chartered body for occupational safety and health said today, ahead of the 30th anniversary of Piper Alpha.

    And while the inquiry which followed Piper Alpha led to the introduction of measures to prevent a repeat incident, one offshore health and safety representative whose dad was killed in the incident expressed concern that significant gaps remain in worker protection.

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  • Increased focus required on preventing “unacceptable” workplace deaths

    Mega phone 04 July 2018
    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

    An increase in the number of people killed in workplace accidents serves as a “stark reminder” of the need for a continued focus on worker protection, the President of the chartered occupational health and safety body said today.

    There were 144 fatalities in British workplaces in 2017-18, up from 135 in the previous year, according to figures published today by the Health and Safety Executive.

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