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European Commission classifies COVID-19 as risk 3 biological agent Posted 14/07/2020

MEPs and the European Commission have confirmed that the COVID-19 virus is classed as a risk 3 group biological agent. This influences the level of safety measures that employers must follow.   Several members of the European Employment and Social Affairs Committee wanted the Commission to upgrade COVID-19 to a class 4 biological risk, which implements the highest possible protection levels.... Read the full article on European Commission classifies COVID-19 as risk 3 biological agent

Two in five employees will refuse to work if given inadequate PPE Posted 16/06/2020

A survey by Populus Data Solutions found that 40% of workers would refuse to return to work if they were not given adequate PPE. In a poll of over 2,000 workers and their attitudes to protective... Read the full article on Two in five employees will refuse to work if given inadequate PPE

Building health and safety rating scheme tackles COVID-19 Posted 12/06/2020

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has launched a WELL Health-Safety rating scheme for buildings. This is the outcome of research into the response needed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic... Read the full article on Building health and safety rating scheme tackles COVID-19

Trade unions call for radical overall of workplace health and safety Posted 10/06/2020

The four largest UK unions and the Trades Union Congress have said that they will not recommend their members return to work unless health and safety regulations are overhauled. As the COVID-19 lockdown... Read the full article on Trade unions call for radical overall of workplace health and safety

World’s first health and safety assurance programme launched Posted 09/06/2020

Quality assurance provider Intertek has launched Protek, which is a unique approach to health and safety quality assurance.   Research by Intertek found that workers who expect to return to work after... Read the full article on World’s first health and safety assurance programme launched

Over 4,000 COVID concerns reported to HSE Posted 08/06/2020

Since March 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has received 4,500 concerns about health and safety issues related to COVID-19.    The HSE is studying all the reports and may take actions... Read the full article on Over 4

Safe working guidelines published by BSI Posted 27/05/2020

The BSI has published workplace safety guidelines to protect workers returning to work after the easing of the coronavirus lockdown. The advice is not fixed and the BSI invites the business community... Read the full article on Safe working guidelines published by BSI

Lawyers give advice on reopening workplaces safely Posted 26/05/2020

Law firm Dentons has published advice for all employers reopening their workplaces after the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.   One of the most frequently asked questions is whether the new government... Read the full article on Lawyers give advice on reopening workplaces safely

Employers could face legal action if workers are infected by COVID-19 Posted 21/05/2020

Now that many employees are returning to work as the lockdown eases, a health expert has warned that if workers contract COVID-19, they may be able to sue their employers. Professor Andrew Watterson... Read the full article on Employers could face legal action if workers are infected by COVID-19

Businesses warned against buying PPE with bogus safety certificates Posted 19/05/2020

The British Standards Institute and other health and safety groups have warned that some personal protective equipment (PPE) on the market has falsified or inaccurate documentation. Many people are ... Read the full article on Businesses warned against buying PPE with bogus safety certificates