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Workers lived in factory for a month to make materials for PPE Posted 28/04/2020

Employees at Brakem America in Delaware, U.S. did not leave their factory for 28 days so that they could produce the materials needed to make PPE equipment that protects people from COVID-19. The employees worked 12-hour shifts and slept at the factory during their time off. This was so that nobody caught the virus outside of the factory and spread it among their fellow employees. The owners... Read the full article on Workers lived in factory for a month to make materials for PPE

British Safety Council marks World Day for Health at Work Posted 23/04/2020

With April 28th being World Day for Health at Work, the British Council marked the day with the slogan: “Let’s make workplaces fit for heroes.” The British Safety Council (BSC) is commemorating... Read the full article on British Safety Council marks World Day for Health at Work

What’s being done to get enough PPE to everybody? Posted 21/04/2020

PPE (personal protective equipment) is in high demand due to the COVID pandemic, with face masks, aprons and gloves in short supply for NHS and care workers. Other essential workers that come into contact... Read the full article on What’s being done to get enough PPE to everybody?

How to protect your mental health in isolation Posted 16/04/2020

Most of the world’s population is in isolation to protect themselves from the spread of coronavirus. Humans are social animals, so how do we deal with forced isolation? Whether you are isolated... Read the full article on How to protect your mental health in isolation

Should remote workers wear workwear? Posted 14/04/2020

In the workplace, many companies have workwear policies, but should these be enforced when working from home, now that people are being advised to avoid the workplace where possible? There are... Read the full article on Should remote workers wear workwear?

Concerns for worker wellbeing in data and global carrier industries Posted 09/04/2020

People employed in the data and global carrier industries are keeping the world connected, but concerns remain over health and safety issues. UK telecommunications workers and data infrastructure... Read the full article on Concerns for worker wellbeing in data and global carrier industries

Health and safety issues causing construction site shutdowns Posted 07/04/2020

Many UK building sites have shut down because of health and safety legislation rather than government advice. Though plenty remain in operation, some building sites have stopped working as contractors... Read the full article on Health and safety issues causing construction site shutdowns

Employers advised to protect homeworkers’ wellbeing Posted 02/04/2020

The TUC union and the Acas conciliation service have urged employers to protect the health and safety of staff working at home due to the coronavirus crisis. Millions of people are working from ... Read the full article on Employers advised to protect homeworkers’ wellbeing

Shaming bad employers can improve safety in others, American study finds Posted 31/03/2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the USA has found that shaming companies about poor health and safety can improve safety practices in other firms within a 5km radius. The... Read the full article on Shaming bad employers can improve safety in others

Large fine a reminder to make health and safety a priority Posted 26/03/2020

After Oak Furnitureland’s parent company JB Global was hit with a six-figure fine for health and safety breaches, Swindon Borough Council said that this large fine reminds business to make employees... Read the full article on Large fine a reminder to make health and safety a priority