The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has released three new policy briefs to help employers better understand smart digital technologies and ensure that workers remain safe and fit.
More than 1.3 billion workers in the agri-food sector could benefit from new policy guidelines to promote decent work after a group of experts representing governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations adopted them in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
A global workplace insights report has found that 72% of firms surveyed have mandated a return to the workplace and warned this approach risks higher levels of attrition unless employers ensure the ‘workplace has a purpose tailored to their employees’.
A Northumberland-based manufacturer must pay a fine of £200,000 after its failure to enclose a lathe in a fixed perimeter guard and prevent access to the work area led to a trainee’s left arm being pulled into the lathe.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for caution in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) generated large language model tools (LLMs), adding that the risks associated with them should be carefully assessed.
Creagh Concrete Products (CCP), a manufacturer based in Hoveringham, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, has been fined £1m after a young employee sustained fatal head injuries from a metal grab that was in poor condition and shouldn’t have been in use.
Significant budget cuts and pay constraints have contributed to a capacity and experience crisis in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), putting its effectiveness as Great Britain’s principal safety regulator at risk, warns the trade union Prospect in a new report.