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Sentencing Council guidelines impact assessment shows larger firms face biggest fine hikes

The average fine handed to organisations found guilty of safety offences has risen by almost 450% since the new sentencing guidelines were introduced, figures published by the Sentencing Council show.

CIPD guidance published to help line managers support menopausal staff

New guidance has been published to help line managers support female employees going through the menopause after new research found that three-quarters of women who took time off work due to their symptoms felt uncomfortable citing the reason for their absence.

Social housing provider exposed workers to vibration

A housing association has been sentenced over its failure to manage employees’ exposure to vibration after one worker contracted hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).


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Emily Ramsay, Forestry Commission

The OSH head at Britain’s biggest landowner talks about logging, lone working and factoring leisure benefits into the risk control equation. 

John Corden, Southern Water

The water utility’s long-serving OSH head talks about what a career divided between safety enforcement and big business has taught him about proportionate risk management. 

Thames Water: in the frame

The Greater London utility group has been involved in IOSH’s new competency framework since its inception and is now building it into development plans for OSH practitioners and managers.