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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

Assaulting a retail worker is to be made a standalone criminal offence – but unions say the new law is too little too late

A new law is to be introduced making assaulting a retail worker a standalone criminal offence – but unions say the government action is too little too late.

Aviation company fined after worker death at Heathrow Airport

An aviation company has been fined £160,000 after a man was crushed to death at London Heathrow Airport during the unloading of baggage containers from an aircraft.

Gogglebox star George Gilbey died after fall through skylight

George Gilbey, a self-employed electrician who appeared on Channel 4’s Gogglebox TV show, died after falling from height at work.

Inclusivity in PPE: The manufacturer’s perspective

Ian Kelsall at Dräger Safety UK, shares his view on overlooked areas of face protection fit, which, if not considered, can have adverse effects on the level of safety for the wearer. 

Tobacco firm fined £32,000 following machinery failures

An Ipswich-based tobacco manufacturer has been fined £32,000 after failing to put measures in place to prevent access to the rotating blades of a ribbon blade mixer.

Indian manufacturing plant scoops fall prevention award

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents crowned L’Oréal Pune, based in India, its winner of its Fall Prevention Trophy.

Company fined £360k after trapped worker loses life

A manufacturing company in Hull has been fined after one of its employees was crushed to death at a factory.

SHP weekly top five

This week the articles most read have been: Legal insight: Common errors in fire safety, Director jailed for failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure, Horticulture company fined after lorry driver suffers life changing injuries, In praise of older workers and One size really doesn’t fit all.

Armorer sentenced in fatal shooting incident on film set

Armorer who passed live gun to Alec Baldwin that fired and killed a cinematographer sentenced to 18 months.

Key updates: Common assessment standard and public procurement

Contractors and buyers are urged to ‘act now’ to meet a new deadline from the Cabinet Office on using the Common Assessment Standard for purchasing standards.

Company fined after worker crushed to death

A company in Kent has been fined £175,000 following the death of an employee.

British Safety Council Wellbeing Conference: Empowering Employees for Success

The British Safety Council’s fourth Wellbeing Conference is set to focus on employee engagement and empowerment, on Wednesday 24 April. 

Marcin Nazaruk: ‘Conditions that will create our next accident exist today’

We speak to Marcin Nazaruk, Founder of Psychology Applied and winner of SHP’s 2023 Trailblazer award, ahead of his session at this year’s EHS Congress taking place between 22-24 May in Berlin. 

Graham Watts OBE appointed Chair of BSCF

Graham Watts OBE, chief executive of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Building Safety Competence Foundation (BSCF).

Legal insight: Common errors in fire safety

Hannah Eales, Partner at law firm Kingsley Napley, discusses the role of Accountable Persons and urges for familiarisation with their duties under building and fire safety regulations. 

Future-proofing safety: Five trends shaping the PPE landscape of tomorrow

Workwear safety company Arco  reveals its predictions of the five top innovations influencing the future of PPE over the next decade.

Workers facing uncertain future coupled with health and safety risks, new IOSH report says

The survey reveals struggles of platform workers in the gig economy as a result of unpredictable income and irregular working patterns.

Horticulture company fined after lorry driver suffers life changing injuries

A horticulture company has been fined £3,000 after a lorry driver suffered third degree burns on his body while making a delivery to a site in Essex.

Director jailed for failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure

A company director has been jailed for eight months after failing to protect workers from exposure to asbestos at a student development project in Winchester.

Legionella Management: Who can be appointed as RP, DRP, AP or CP?

In this article from Water Hygiene Center, Peter Gunn explores the various roles that exist within an organisation’s water safety team.

One size really doesn’t fit all

Health and Safety Manager, Thomas Morris (Cert IOSH) on the far-reaching effects of ill-fitting PPE. 

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Nigel Dupree
Nigel Dupree
3 years 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
3 years ago
Reply to  Nigel Dupree

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