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UK sickness absence rate reaches all-time low

Some 131.2 million working days were lost due to sickness in the UK in 2017, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.  

GB workplace fatality rate continues to plateau, says HSE

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) newly published statistics on workplace fatalities reveal that 144 people were killed at work in the 12 months to the end of March.

HSE business plan targets mental health, ISO 45001 and major hazard industries

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) business plan for 2018/19 includes revised guidance for employers to assess and manage mental ill health, a new guide on how to implement ISO 45001 proportionately, and efforts to improve the reporting and transparency of safety performance in high-hazard sectors.

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Learning from: black belts

Lean six sigma exponents can teach us about more than housekeeping and waste control. 

Heather Bryant, Balfour Beatty

The resurgent infrastructure and construction services group’s OSH head is driving down accident rates with carefully phased programmes. 

Uncivil acts

The extent of ill-treatment, bullying and violence in Republic of Ireland workplaces is highlighted in new IOSH-sponsored research.

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