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Occupational Health & Safety Solutions: 2024 buying trends revealed

Compliance, PPE and Behavioural Safety top the list of solutions and services the UK’s leading health & safety professionals are sourcing for their organisations in 2024. The findings have been revealed ahead of the Occupational Safety & Health Forum, which is taking place on February 7th in London, and are based on delegate requirements at the event. […]

OPINION: The impact of workplace culture on health & safety

Workplace culture, the shared values, attitudes, and behaviours that characterise a company, has a profound impact on health and safety. A positive culture can inspire commitment to safety, reduce accidents, and enhance overall wellbeing, while a negative one can undermine safety protocols and put employees at risk. One of the critical components of a positive […]

UK Employment Law: Protecting employees in hot weather working conditions

It’s hot out there right now. As the temperature rises during the summer months, employers are usually reminded of their responsibility to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of their employees. UK employment law provides guidance on how employers should handle hot weather working conditions to protect their workers from potential heat-related risks. We explore […]

The Ethical AI Imperative for corporations

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing lives. It is transforming diagnosis and treatment throughout healthcare, improving patient outcomes. It is accelerating drug discovery, has the potential to drastically improve road safety and, through robotics, is unleashing new manufacturing productivity and quality. But the speed with which emerging technologies such as ChatGPT have been adopted by individuals is raising […]

WHO warns of risk to human safety from AI apps like ChatGPT

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for caution to be exercised in using artificial intelligence (AI) generated large language model tools (LLMs) to protect and promote human well-being, human safety, and autonomy, and preserve public health.  LLMs include some of the most rapidly expanding platforms such as ChatGPT, Bard, Bert and many others that […]

Study says HSE struggling to run investigations due to funding issues

The number of mandatory HSE investigations that weren’t carried out because of resourcing issues increased nearly 200-fold between 2016/17 and 2021/22. That’s according to a report from Prospect union, HSE under pressure: a perfect storm , which details the build-up of problems at HSE after years of underfunding, overwork and underpay. The research, using HSE’s own figures, […]

Mind, Body And Soul: How EHS functions can minimise burnout

Workplace burnout is on the rise, as workers feel a constant demand to deliver to a high standard. Most employees have experienced this pressure at some point in their career, however recent global disruptions, such as COVID-19, have accelerated the trend further. Performance-related pressure, coupled with economic uncertainty and unpredictable job security, has fuelled employee […]

Workplace mental health first aid means more than just box ticking

By Clare Price, Director of Clinical Services at Onebright For years there have been discussions about mental health first aid becoming a legal requirement in the workplace, but no Government to date has implemented a policy. It was good to see Mr Russell re-introduce a bill in parliament in January, but we have to remember […]

ABM enlists NHS to further develop airport passenger support services

Airports facilities specialist ABM has partnered with NHS Grampian and Manx Care to develop what it calls an industry-leading training programme to enhance its services to passengers travelling to and from medical appointments. ABM team members, based at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and Aberdeen International Airport, will receive specific training to help NHS patients who […]

‘Forever chemicals’ focus of new HSE report

A new report from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has set out in detail the extent to which so-called ‘forever chemicals’ are used in the UK. It has analysed how these substances, or PFAS (Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) are used. The report has also included exposure from everyday items such as food wrappers, cleaning […]