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HSE updates it guidance on lone worker safety

The HSE has updated its guidance, ‘Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone, to help strengthen the protection of lone workers’ health and safety. Read More

New 20mph speed limit imposed in London to reduce road deaths

All roads in central London, managed by Transport for London (TFL), will now have a speed limit of 20mph in a bid to reduce road deaths and increase road safety. Read More

Calls for thermal cameras to spot hot works fires

An insurance company has said that the use of thermal imaging cameras should be adopted as standards, to reduce the number of fires caused by ‘hot works’. Read More

Fleet managers warned to ‘regularly check tyre conditions’

An investigation has found that fleet managers are failing to regularly check tyre conditions. Read More

Airlines are being urged to decrease risk of toxic air

Airlines are being put under scrutiny after research found that members are suffering severe health effects due to being exposed to toxic air. Read More

ECHA launches database to track harmful chemicals in products

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has launched SCIP database, where companies can now find products containing Candidate List substances of very high concern. Read More

Washing hands can reduce the spread of coronavirus at airports, according to a study

The spread of the coronavirus can be reduced by 37% by improving hand hygiene at airports, according to a new study by the Society for Risk Analysis. Read More

B&CE suspends occupational health scheme for construction industry

Increased delivery costs and delays, has caused the suspension on the development of a new occupational health system for the construction industry. Read More

‘The lives of young people are being put at risk by the Scout Association’, says Coroner

A report has claimed that The Scout Association is risking the lives of children and young people, through inadequate supervision during dangerous activities. Read More

New-look SHP team doubles site users

SHP is leading the way digitally, with the move from a print publication to a purely online platform. In the last three months, with a dedicated editorial team driving the content production of SHP, the health and safety news site has more than doubled its users. Over 2,500 people use the site every day and over half a million users have visited in the last year alone. Read More



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