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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.

Chemicals manufacturer fined £224k after workers’ long-term skin damage

A manufacturer of chemicals for use in the crop protection, pharmaceutical and speciality chemicals markets has been fined £224,000 after workers were exposed to chemicals harmful to health and sustained long-term skin damage.

UK REACH survey highlights post-Brexit concerns

Three-quarters of companies in the UK chemical supply chain do not own the testing data for registrations they currently hold under the European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) legislation.

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REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

Table Talk: ISO 45001 management standard

To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001. 

House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

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