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iStock_000012173128XSmallAccording to the TUC, in 2014 the number of people who reported that they usually work from home reached four million for the first time – an increase of 62,000 over the course of 2013 to 2014. In this special report, we look at what employers need to do in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees working at home.

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Building a FutureThe economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to come into play this April. But with growth and change, there inevitably comes new challenges – and some of the same ones keep raising their heads.

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Guardian_Angel_Advert2For over fifty years, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards have honoured organisations from around the world who have strived for the highest standards in safety. In 2014, however, they went a step further. The RoSPA Guardian Angel Award recognises those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the safety of others, often by sacrificing their own time and energy to change lives and improve awareness. Now that nominations are open for this year’s Guardian Angel Awards, we thought we’d bring you an exclusive insight into what it feels like to receive this unique honour, by speaking to a selection of last year’s winners from a range of different backgrounds…

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs we discussed in the ABC of OSH Part 1, all safety and health professionals grapple with a near endless list of issues in order to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. In this second part, we look at the final 13 letters and what they mean for every OSH professional…

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builderNew Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations, subject to goverment approval, are due to come into force in April, but what changes do the 2015 regulations bring, and how will your businesses be affected?

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Magnifier over FiguresIf you’ve never been visited by a health and safety inspector – and, depending on the nature and level of risk of your workplace, many of you won’t have been – there is perhaps a tendency to worry or be nervous about what might happen during a visit, but if you’ve been managing your health and safety in the right way, there’s no need to be concerned.

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in occasionally going back to basics to refresh your memory… Which in this case means remembering your ABCs! In this short post, we look at the first 12 letters of the alphabet and what they mean for the OSH professional…

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