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Coronavirus advice for employers

People in Britain are allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes”, such as shopping for basic necessities; for one form of exercise a day; for any medical need; and to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”. The World Health Organization has set out guidance on how businesses and employers can help to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease. Read More

World Cancer Day: SMEs can play a significant role in tackling cancer and supporting employees

One in two people expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In advance of World Cancer Day on 4 February, SMEs have been encouraged to play a role in supporting employees from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Read More

Burnout, stress and being human

In May 2019, the World Health Organization announced that in the ICD11 (international classification of mental illnesses) there would be a new category of “burnout” as an occupational phenomenon – not a medical condition. Heather Beach discusses... Read More

Burns and scalds injuries in the workplace

CE Safety has analysed Labour Force Survey and found that, between 2015 and 2018, 23,000 workers reported suffering from non-fatal burns or scalds. Read More

World Mental Health Day: Prevention is the best cure

British Safety Council has urged employers to safeguard employee mental health and invest in workplace wellbeing. Read More

5 indicators that you are at risk of asbestos poisoning at work

With recent HSE statistics prompting The Guardian to state that Britain’s death toll from asbestos is at ‘crisis level’, it’s now more important than ever to recognise the risks of asbestos poisoning in the workplace. Read More

Breast cancer: No links to working nightshift, according to new research

Updated research shows that there are no risks in developing breast cancer for working nightshifts, countering previous data which suggested otherwise. Read More

Health Literacy Month: Preventing asbestos exposure and deaths

Health illiteracy may very well be our worst foe in the fight for occupational health and safety. Read More

Infection Prevention Week: 5 tips for patient safety in healthcare facilities

Around 300,000 patients a year acquire a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), due to standards of care within the NHS, but improving hand hygiene could be the solution. Read More

Lone worker safety: Re-inventing the wheel

A look at the impact of stress on lone workers, as well as the notion that some businesses don’t realise they have lone workers in their ranks. Read More



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