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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.

Mental health support to be offered to NHS staff around the clock

National Health Service (NHS) workers could be offered 24-hour mental health support under government plans to reduce sickness absence rates and improve staff performance and retention. 

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Learning from: quality managers

In our series on what OSH professionals can learn from other professions, we look at those who are responsible for minimising defects and ensuring improvement. 

Foundation documents

Whether it’s for your own organisation or someone else’s, we look at the essential components to include in a safety and health policy. 

Training evaluation: Measures of success

Paul Smith explains why training evaluation is critical and how to build it in from the start. 

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