A care home worker who joked about reporting his employer to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for not enforcing the wearing of facemasks at the height of the pandemic has won his claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
Employers need to ensure they are ready to provide the same level of protection to workers who carry out casual work as employees who have a contract of employment when amended personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations come into force on 6 April (https://www.hse.gov.uk/ppe/index.htm).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that is designed to improve protection for unvaccinated employees of large employers.
Arc flashes, also known as electric arcs, are a common hazard that can have severe consequences for workers. Providing them with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential. Here are five key steps to follow when selecting clothing for arc flash protection.
The environmental and human impacts of shipbreaking are significant – it's one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Thanks to Covid, thousands of large, unwanted ships are being sailed to South Asia coastlines and dismantled using blowtorches, usually with a minimum of PPE, training or safety protocols. The ship-recycling industry has long been under pressure to reform health and safety – it has killed more than 400 workers in the past decade. We look at what OSH practitioners can do to raise awareness.