Health and Safety confidential reporting - Have you say!

HSE People are currently considering launching a confidential helpline where people can contact us anonymously with worries and concerns regarding health and safety issues. We would then share these issues with our community without revealing…

EHS Management – Your New Competitive Edge

Regulatory environmental compliance can sometimes be a dry topic… …until a serious incident occurs; raising questions of why it was not proactively mitigated. When this reaches a crisis point, the high price of environmental consequences,…
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Restart a Heart 2017 sees 195,000 young people trained in life-saving CPR

A record number of people have been trained in life-saving CPR for the fourth annual European Restart a Heart day (16 October 2017) Events all across the UK saw 195,000 young people instructed in essential skills to become the lifesavers of…

Developing high performance workwear

Tony Vince examines some of the developments in workwear and personal protective equipment for those workers operating in particularly challenging environments   Workers increasingly demand that their protective clothing…
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Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to challenge them on cyber-bullying Image copyright: GETTY IMAGES In tweets ahead of the discussions, he says some responsibility…
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Mine openings 'should be fenced off' in Cornwall

A man who fell 50ft (15m) into a disused mine says urgent action is needed to stop further accidents Andrew Williams fell down a hole around 50m inside an opening to the Wheal Hermon mine Andrew Williams is still recovering…
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Young people 'not receiving mental health care they need'

Young people are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, document.write(""); a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said Image copyright: ALICE GIBBSAlice Gibbs was diagnosed with anorexia…
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Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that every year 300, document.write(""); 000 people lose their jobs due to mental health problems, and calls for changes to the law to make employers’ management of mental health…
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E-cigarettes: Cross-party group of MPs launches inquiry

MPs are to carry out an inquiry into e-cigarettes amid concerns there are "significant gaps" in what is known about them and how they are regulated The science and technology committee will look at their effectiveness as a stop-smoking…
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Fatigued train driver who crashed into King's Cross buffers 'had mini-sleep', rail accident report finds

The driver of a train which crashed into buffers as it pulled into King’s Cross station had a mini-sleep, document.write(""); an investigation into the crash has found Railway staff at London's King's Cross station assess the train PA Four…
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Storm Brian: Health and Safety Executive investigation under way after Cobham High Street scaffolding blew over in high winds

The scaffolding, document.write(""); which was erected in Cobham High Street, was seen leaning over the pavement on Saturday (October 21) after high winds hit Surrey The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after scaffolding…
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Who will protect the workers cleaning up Houston?

Texas construction workers already endure dire conditions. We must fight to ensure that those rebuilding post-Harvey are properly protected and paid  Workers remove equipment being used to clean up and dry the $13m Harris County…