A new briefing note that outlines nine business practices to improve safety and health through supply chains and helps businesses to build a culture of prevention and protection was one of the main OSH developments highlighted at IOSH’s second West Africa Conference, held last month.
Delegates at a virtual session on ‘Training for Vision Zero’ at the XXII World Congress last month were told how arming children and teenagers with safety knowledge would enable them to enter the workplace as adults better equipped to make safety decisions and help reduce avoidable accidents.
Little more than a third of the global labour force has effective access to employment injury protection, and there are significant disparities between high and low income countries, a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems reports.
Businesses are being reminded that they have a legal duty to ensure that their premises have an adequate supply of fresh air in enclosed areas as part of a broad strategy to minimise the risk of the coronavirus from spreading via workplaces.
An Office of Road and Rail (ORR) report that provides quality assurance of safety data relating to All Lane Running (ALR) motorways supports National Highways claims that this type of smart motorway is relatively safer in comparison with other roads in terms of fatalities.
The benefits of hybrid working mean it is likely to become the most common employment model in the future but organisations need to ensure work arrangements are managed in a healthy and safe way, IOSH has warned..
A growing number of women in their 40s and 50s are leaving the workplace because they are struggling with menopausal symptoms, often in silence. Employers and health professionals must offer better support and education, enabling all women to flourish in their careers.
The parent company of a contractor that was building a wind farm in Scotland and a security firm that employed staff to guard the remote site have admitted safety breaches after a security guard was trapped in snow for four and half hours and later died from hypothermia.