EC adopts strategy on endocrine disruptors

6 December 2019

The European Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from endocrine disrupting chemicals.

2019 — the year welding-induced lung disease was tackled

6 December 2019

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has hailed 2019 as the year in which collective efforts against life-threatening lung disease caused by exposures to welding fume “truly started to gain traction in the UK”.

How witnessing terrorism affects workers

6 December 2019

A new research study has warned that workers who witnessed a terrorist attack were affected greatly in a wide number of ways, with a third of them reducing their working hours as a result, and a similar proportion taking sick leave, highlighting the need for improved support in such circumstances.

New social work regulator in England

6 December 2019

Promising a new era for social workers in England, Social Work England (SWE) has replaced the Health and Care Professions Council as the regulator for nearly 100,000 employees in the sector.

Tribunal ruling suggests changes to gig economy

6 December 2019

TUPE protection safeguards the rights of “employees” who work for a business or on a contract that is transferred to another organisation and, until now, has not been thought to apply to “workers”.

WTO adds plastic pollution to its list of problems

6 December 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment recently discussed how trade can help promote a circular economy which favours keeping materials in use and improving resource efficiency.