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Construction plant breaches up 74% in six months

The number of traffic management breaches on UK construction sites has increased 74% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). 

Stevenson-Farmer review urges stronger HSE action on mental health

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should do more to increase employers’ awareness of their duties to manage mental health at work, a major report commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May in January has said.

First global OSH campaign focuses on zero harm

A global safety and health campaign has been launched today (4 September) by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Vision Zero initiative aims to reduce occupational accidents and disease with the aim of reaching zero harm. ISSA believes the campaign is not only the first global OSH improvement campaign but also the first international initiative to prioritise worker wellbeing as well as safety and health.

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Known unknowns

Fragrances and flavourings giant Givaudan has developed a workplace model to ensure staff at all levels understand how to send everyone home safe.

A picture speaks volumes

Construction work presents risks to workers and the public but using simple site drawings to outline control measures can help to minimise them

Finlays: Top of the crop

The global tea and coffee producer’s zero-harm strategy secured first place at IOSH’s food and drinks industry awards last year. 

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