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High levels of worker representation linked to better stress management

Organisations with high levels of worker representation and management commitment to occupational safety and health (OSH) are five times more likely to manage stress and psychosocial risks well than those without. This is one of the findings of a new analysis of European workplace OSH management data by the European Risk Observatory

ISO 45001 due for publication in March

The finished ISO 45001 international standard for occupational safety and health management systems will be published in March, it has been announced.

UK self-employed safety law exemption breaches charter, says European committee

The UK government’s exemption of some types of self-employed persons from s 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act is discriminatory and falls foul of the European Social Charter, the European Committee of Social Rights has ruled.


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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

Tim Proctor, ISS UK

The UK group safety head at the facilities services giant emphasises the need for practitioners to be seen as business partners. 

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.