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.