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February 2017

Sentencing guidelines
Regime change

A year after the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences came into force in England and Wales, we review their effect on penalties. 

Leader interview
Seamus Keogh, Clancy Docwra

The utility services specialist’s chief executive, CMIOSH, says a hefty proportion of his time is spent on OSH matters and that is how it should be. 

OSH in a changing world
New leads

Our second extract from the book summarising IOSH’s five-year research programme proposes new models of safety leadership. 

Case study
National Grid: a powerful sense of wellbeing

The energy network operator has reaped the benefits of long-term campaigns to reduce obesity, diabetes and mental ill health in its workforce. 

Head protection
PPE guide: a head start

Matthew Judson itemises the range of head protection and considers the trade-off between comfort and safety.

Hand protection
PPE guide: EN 388: a cut above

Bernard Garvey offers his expert advice on the revised EN 388 standard and what it means for workplace safety. 

Hearing protection
PPE guide: all ears

Kjersti Rutlin says the recategorisation of hearing protection under the new EU PPE Regulation signals a good opportunity to boost awareness of this important workplace issue