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armbandAs part of our ever popular Backstage Pass series, we speak to people who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers, asking them to share the secrets of their success and hopefully offer some words of wisdom. This month we’re delighted to talk to Anita Gough. After all, if anybody should be able to offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of a career in health and safety, it’s RoSPA’s very own Facilities and Health & Safety Manager! (more…)

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Asbestos 3As we discussed in our previous post on asbestos facts, asbestos was historically revered as a ‘magic mineral’, used in a multitude of commercial and industrial applications, from roofing to toothpaste! Today however, we recognise the dangers associated with its use, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this special report, a longer version of which appears in this month’s RoSPA OSH Journal, we look at the history of asbestos in more detail, and explore what can be done to tackle its deadly legacy.

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As our recent worst industrial fires and worst nuclear disasters posts showed, when occupational disasters strike, they can be devastating. While fortunately accident statistics broadly show a decline in workplace deaths in the UK, many thousands of workers still die in accidents around the world every year, reminding us both how far we’ve come as a country, and how far we still need to travel as a planet. In this post we take a look at some of the worst workplace disaster to take place since the turn of the 20th century, from which many lessons should be learned.

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Reaching your goalAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a life hack is defined as: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. As occupational safety professionals, one of the most common criticisms of health and safety we hear is that it takes too long and slows down productivity… (more…)

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Car keyProfessional bus, coach and LGV drivers are governed by a myriad of complex rules and regulations, including the requirement to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence license (sometimes know as Driver CPC or DCPC) and regulations surrounding drivers’ hours. This short guide will look at the current regulations and hopefully help to clear up any confusion surrounding compliance. (more…)

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PrincessAs we explored in our employee engagement article, when it comes to boosting health and safety performance, most managers recognise that worker involvement is the key to success. A vital component in improving engagement is to ensure positive relationships between employers and employees. With this in mind we’ve put together a short article describing three of the most common leadership styles, exploring the pros and cons of each… (more…)

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LegislationThe Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was a milestone in British legal history. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the act and the subsidiary regulations it spawned have protected millions of workers, and resulted in a sharp reduction in the numbers of occupational deaths, serious injury and ill health. Yet, despite its significance, the language used in Health & Safety at Work Act and other related legislation can be surprisingly impenetrable and legalistic. With that in mind we’ve put together a guide to the highlights of health and safety legislation at work, including the key requirements of health and safety law summarised below… (more…)

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