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worker memorial dayWhat is so important about April 28th? It’s the 118th day of the year or the 119th in any leap year. It also means there are only 247 days of 2015 remaining!

 

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cautionAsk anyone to name the most dangerous jobs they can think of, and you’ll usually be greeted with the same old answers. Racing car driver? Astronaut? Bomb disposal expert? While there’s no doubting these can be perilous ways to earn a living, health and safety statistics from the HSE suggest that some of the most dangerous jobs in Britain are far more common than you might think.

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shutterstock_216252670 As we’ve discussed in previous posts about manual handling, heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can all increase the risk of injuries. In this short piece, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Journal, we explore some real life examples that show just how devastating manual handling injuries can be, and the steps you can take to avoid them altogether…

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3d_blocksAlthough industrial fires are relatively rare, when they do strike they can be utterly devastating. In order to combat this threat, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006, sweeping away over 70 different pieces of fire safety law. Under the Order, a responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. In this guide – which originally appeared in RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Journal we look at what you need to do to fulfil your responsibilities and protect your organisation from the risk of fire…

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redcardCalling all directors – the onus is on YOU to manage health and safety. Here IOSH President Elect, and RoSPA OSH Policy Advisor, Dr Karen McDonnell tells you what you need to know when it comes to taking control of health safety in the workplace…

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Asbestos TapeAsbestos. Just the word is enough to set most peoples hearts racing. As we’ve discussed in our feature on asbestos statistics, asbestos is still the single greatest cause of UK work-related deaths, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this eye-opening presentation, we expose some of the most surprising facts about the former ‘magic mineral’… You’ll never look at your toothpaste the same way again!

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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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