The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual report of health and safety on Britain’s railways highlights worker safety as a top priority for Network Rail after the death of three rail employees, including two track workers.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is urging employers to review their absence management policies, processes and practices so that they also reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employee long-term absence.
Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the world. On the eve of the release of the latest GB figures, OSH professionals are bracing for a spike in fatalities in an industry renowned for its under-reporting.
Covid disruption, wide scale furloughing of workers and a 10% reduction in weekly hours worked has been accompanied by a 28% year-on-year increase in the number of work-related fatal accidents, according to Great Britain’s annual fatality statistics.