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Modern slavery continues in many labour-intensive industries, including construction. Dave Howell asks what practical steps can be taken to eradicate this practice across the nation’s construction sites
Often described as a solution to the housing crisis, off-site construction has continued to evolve slowly. Will we see a significant shift in attitude and a broader practical application of these techniques by the larger construction firms? Dave Howell reports.
The workplace can be a key battleground in the fight against cancer, particularly if there are potential risks from ionising radiation and carcinogenic substances. Jon Herbert reports on the key facts.
What risks lurk at the edge of our knowledge and imagination that could become tomorrow’s health and safety problems? Forewarned is forearmed, and due diligence suggests that we have a duty to find out, argues Jon Herbert.
Subscribers have asked us for more information on specific risk assessments, the cornerstone of health and safety management. Beverly Coleman advises on how to conduct assessments for how many defibrillators you might need, thermal comfort and mental ill health.