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May 22, 2020

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Digital Week

Digital Week! Catch up on over 15 hours of live webinars, whitepaper and product content

Follow the links below to find all the content hosted on our Digital Week pages, including exclusive whitepapers, webinars, product launches and featured articles.

Digital Week

Fear not, as Digital Week draws to a close, you can still acess over 15 hours of live webinar content on-demand, using all of the links below.

Safety & Health webinar

State of the Health and Safety Profession and Adapting to the new world

Chaired by Prof Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President, and featuring:
Ruth Denyer, Group Risk Director ITV, Trustee IIRSM;
Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland;
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman, British Safety Council.

Sourcing PPE during COVID-19

Chaired by Ian Hart, Editor, SHP, and featuring:
Adam Young, Marketing Director, Arco;
Nathan Shipley, PPE Group Certification Manager, BSI;
Matthew Judson, Director – Respiratory & Technical Support, JSP.

Listen back to this webinar, here.

Workplace Wellbeing webinar

Chaired by Chris Edwards, Event Director, Informa Plc.

Achieving best practice in these challenging circumstances

  • Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), Mind

Workplace mental health, putting it into practice

  • Jan Golding, CEO, Roots;
  • Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), Mind

Navigating the pandemic: what does psychological research into wellbeing tell us?

  • Ivan Robertson, Founding Director, Robertson Cooper Ltd.

Considerations around managing stress and anxiety in the workforce – what do the standards tell us?

  • Teresa Higgins, Sales Director, Barbour EHS

Listen back to this webinar, here.

Health and safety law conundrums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Join leading lawyer, Simon Joyston-Bechal as he looks at:

  1.  Managing difficult decisions relating to COVID-19;
  2. Could we be prosecuted for COVID-19 exposures?;
  3. Can we keep operating if we are struggling with social distancing?
  4. Working from home – how far do our duties extend?
  5. Statutory inspections – what if we are running behind?
  6. Returning to work…

Listen back to this webinar, here.

You can also access all of the other Safety, Wellbeing and content from the week, here:

Safety & Health Expo Digital Week

Workplace Wellbeing Show Digital Week

Fire safety Digital Week

Plus, content from our Security, Intelligent Buildings and Facilities Management teams.

Intelligent Buildings Digital Week

Security Digital Week

Facilities Management Digital Week

Fishing has the highest average workplace fatality rate globally, ahead of mining and quarrying, according to latest figures

Fishing had the highest average fatality rate, with safety threats including working in unpredictable weather conditions, on the open water and from great heights.

£60k fine for farm after employee crushed during demolition project

Farming partnership, J & D Foster Farms LLP, has been fined following an incident on its farm where a 21-year-old employee was killed whilst dismantling a redundant piece of farming equipment.

Situ Live showcases ‘Seguro’ – A unique SmartPrem solution for indoor premises

In partnership with Situ Live, a brand-new retail innovation venue at Westfield London in White City, SmartPrem Solutions is showcasing a unique combination of measures designed to keep customers as safe as possible from virus and bacteria when they enter the venue.

HSE publishes guidance on responding to suicide and grief in the workplace

The document points out that employers have a duty of care to workers and to ensuring their health, safety and welfare.

Safety & Health Expo – What we look for in a speaker

Safety & Health Expo is one of the largest gatherings of practitioners on the planet and as such we take our responsibility of curating the best possible content line up very seriously.

Quarrying company fined £300k after blasting operation puts workers at risk

Breedon Trading Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a fly rock projection event occurred during the use of explosives.

Is your satnav fit for purpose? Traffic Commissioners offers advice on satnav use in commercial vehicles

The Traffic Commisioners has offered advice for satnav users after there were 1624 incidences on the Network Rail infrastructure alone in 2020/21.

Government confirms implementation of ‘Harper’s Law’

Emergency workers will receive greater protection from violent criminals after the Government confirms ‘Harper’s Law’ will be added to the statute book. 

Work as imagined vs. work as done

Ralph Franke, Andre Fey, and Myriam Perrier, debate the topic of ‘work as imagined vs. work as done’.

Finalists announced for SHP’s Rising Star UK

The SHP Awards judging panel has selected 20 finalists for SHP’s Rising Star UK Award for 2021. 

Director sentenced for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices

A director of a former car salvage company has been jailed for failing to comply with HSE enforcement notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace and visitors to the site.

SHP weekly top five

Waste company fined £180k after worker crushed between vehicles, Ideology versus pragmatism in occupational safety and health, Who is the Most Influential Individual in health and safety for 2021? Vote now…, Finalists announced for SHP’s Rising Star and Trailblazer Awards.

Finalists announced for SHP’s Rising Stars in Manufacturing

The SHP Awards judging panel has selected four finalists for SHP’s Rising Star in Manufacturing Award.

Construction company fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company has been fined after disturbing asbestos and removing it without adequate precautions at a pub.

How has pandemic changed workplace personal injury claims?

Thompsons Solicitors says it has seen a reduction in accident at work claims since March 2020, but that the reduction can almost exclusively be attributed to the furlough scheme, rather than improvements in workplace safety.

Christmas lights safety warning

As we move into the festive season, electricity distributors are reminding people that will be adding Christmas lights to the outside of their homes, to put safety first.

HSE grants legal exemption enabling the use of more environmentally friendly gases in the electricity distribution network

HSE exemption came into effect today on 1 December 2021 and is applicable to any pressure system containing an insulating and interrupting gas and forming an integral part of high voltage (HV) electrical apparatus.

‘We’ve got the right people, we’ve got the right technology, now, let’s put them together and look after our students’ – Collaborative campus safety in Manchester

SHP speaks to professionals from Salford University and CriticalArc about how the SafeZone app is being received and future plans for expansion.

Waste company fined £180k after worker crushed between vehicles

A waste management and skip hire company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a reversing vehicle.

Finalists announced for SHP’s Rising Star International

The SHP Awards judging panel has selected three finalists for SHP’s Rising Star International.

Join the speaker line up at Safety & Health Expo 2022

Safety & Health Expo is looking for speakers. Are you interested in joining the line-up?

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Nigel Dupree
Nigel Dupree
1 year ago

Nothing so far on “DSE Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion” ergonomic adjustments, adaptations, customisation or optimisation for the 58% of operators suffering presenteeism and carrying-on regardless of eye-strain, CVS or Screen Fatigue?

The US DSE operators working from home have started putting in their accessibility claim letters and looks like the scale sufficient for a class action so, will have to rely on UK operators just carrying-on regardless of self-harming, NDA’s and out of court settlements.

Ian Hart
Ian Hart(@ian-hartubm-com)
1 year ago
Reply to  Nigel Dupree

Thanks Nigel. DSE was discussed in at least two of the webiars during the week, check them out.