OSH India case study: raising safety standards

Last year I attended our second Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) India exhibition and conference in Mumbai. Sadly, safety and India don’t generally go together. However, the exhibition and conference is thriving and there is a real thirst for knowledge and professionalism there. British Safety Council, IOSH and NeBosh are also involved in the exhibition. Arriving at […]

Ask the professionals: ISO 45001

In a new series, SHP asks a professional working in a specialist field to share their expertise on a topical issue. Richard Green talks about the new health and safety standard, ISO 45001 and what the draft means for occupational health and safety (OH&S) professionals and auditors. Richard Green is head of technical services at […]

DSE assessments need to do more to combat RSI epidemic

More than 10 years ago I suffered a debilitating repetitive strain injury (RSI). I have had three DSE assessments since that time, all by different companies, and not one of them provided me with the information I believe is absolutely imperative when talking to a computer user about preventing RSI, or preventing further pain for […]

Clarity and precision key to CDM Regs reform

By Rhaynukaa Soni Last Thursday (25 September), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) held its first constructing health and safety conference. With an array of speakers, the content ignited some interesting debate and left the audience with a clear insight into how the UK’s major civil engineering projects are tackling health and safety. One speaker […]

Let’s not beat around the bush: FFI is a fine

In response to Sarah Daniel’s Five Reasons Why Fee For Intervention Is actually A Good Thing, my principle objection is the attempt to portray this as a service and not call it what it is; a fine. An ‘invoice’ arises from a mutually beneficial commercial arrangement for services provided. Not where one party, with government-granted […]

Five reasons why you’ll never achieve zero harm

Mark Ormond, managing director, JOMC: zero harm has become a corporate brand rather than a meaningful vision delivered with the right programme It is always energising to hear a company say they’re aiming for zero harm. In 15 years of improving cultures, few things say more to me about a company’s commitment to wellbeing. It reassures […]

Inland water hazards are often overlooked

Fishing at sea is one of most dangerous occupations in the world. Data from countries that collect accurate accounts show that occupational fatalities in their fishing industries far exceed their national average. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 24,000 fatalities occur worldwide per year in capture fisheries. While the marine working environment is well […]

Five reasons Fee for Intervention is actually a good thing

Fee For Intervention (FFI) has been in place since Oct 2012 and most folks involved in health and safety will have a view on whether it’s a good scheme or not; whether it improves health and safety compliance or it goes against your views on how the HSE/ Government should be funded. But how much […]
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