Food manufacturers left “reeling” from Government’s obesity strategy

29 July 2020

The Government has unveiled its obesity strategy, which urges people to lose weight to beat the coronavirus and protect the NHS, but the scheme has been met with dismay by the UK's food and drink manufacturers who say they and their employees are “reeling” from the new “punishing blow”.

22 hazardous chemicals added to PIC regulation

28 July 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has informed that exporters of an additional 22 hazardous substances now have to notify their designated national authority (the Health and Safety Executive in the UK) before exporting them.

Pledge to recognise seafarers as key workers

28 July 2020

More than a dozen countries have signed a new agreement that recognises seafarers as key workers who should be protected, in a move that has received support from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

ADASS report calls for more focus on home care

28 July 2020

A report by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England (ADASS) has recommended that more care is provided to people in their own homes and has called for a move away from long-term support in care homes. The report said reform must be underpinned by a "Home First” principle, with a much stronger emphasis on existing types of care and support that are housing based, such as "supported living" and "extra care housing", as well as new and innovative forms of care.