occupational health


The pandemic presents an opportunity to push for new indoor air quality regulation for workers

The health and wellbeing of our country’s workforce has never been more important, especially for the hidden heroes working in the manufacturing sector. Indoor air quality is rapidly climbing the boardroom agenda, as all companies continue to make workplaces COVID-19 secure, to minimise the spread of all kinds of respiratory health challenges. Read More

10 Years On: The Role of the Duty Holder/Client

With the 10-year anniversary of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 just around the corner, it is interesting to see how the UK asbestos industry has developed over the last decade... Read More

Dr Mavis Nye named SHP’s Most Influential person in health & safety for 2021

SHP has announced the list of the most influential people in health and safety, voted for by you, recognising Dr Mavis Nye as 2021’s ‘Most Influential’ for her work as a campaigner, supporting and raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and supporting those who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Read More

Invisible disabilities in the workplace

Nichola will be sharing her personal experience of invisible disabilities in the workplace and will provide advice for how employers can support as part of a virtual event for the Women in Health & Safety Network on December 7. Sign up here... Read More

Impact of climate change on workers’ health and safety

With COP26 in full swing, SHP looks at how the effects of climate change are seeping into the workplace, and what businesses can do to safeguard staff. Read More

St John Ambulance warns lives are ‘at risk’ due to lack of office first aiders

St John Ambulance warns lives could be lost at work due to a lack of trained first aiders, as 50% of employees now enjoy flexible working. Read More

Engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma

Lantern Engineering Ltd has been sentenced for health breaches after workers were exposed to metal working fluid (MWF). Read More

Are your asbestos management plans, policies and procedures up-to-date?

Duty holders of all non-domestic properties which contain potential and/or confirmed asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are required by law to develop a site-specific, up-to-date asbestos management plan. Read More

The role of ventilation in stopping the spread of COVID-19

The HSE has reviewed its ventilation and Air Conditioning guidance, which states that employers must make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. Read More

Reviewing the HSG248 Asbestos Analyst’s Guide (second edition, 2021)

The HSG248 Asbestos Analyst’s Guide was originally published in 20051, and this revision takes into account the Analyst Inspection Programme carried out by the HSE in 2015.2 A report was subsequently produced, with this review underpinning many of the revised changes and seeking to address the issues that were identified. Read More



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