Ageing and the workplace: a UK report

18 November 2020

The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a new report on the impacts associated with older workers, highlighting common myths and stereotypes as well as information about older workers’ health and safety needs, and recommended employment practices.

Professional drivers at greater risk of cancer

18 November 2020

A major new study from Imperial College London, funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), has shown that taxi drivers, couriers and waste removal drivers are at greater risk of cancer from diesel emissions.

Health and safety ruling favours gig economy workers

18 November 2020

Ruling in favour of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), the High Court has agreed that the Government has failed to transpose important EU health and safety protections into UK law.

UK Road Safety Week

17 November 2020

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group which encourages work-related road safety, is currently marking Road Safety Week in the UK which takes place up to 22 November 2020.

Covid whistleblower concerns

16 November 2020

A charity has warned that some 4 in 10 employees who raise Covid-19 concerns are being ignored by their employers, while 1 in 5 were reportedly dismissed for raising concerns.

Reminder that abuse to retail workers is not acceptable

16 November 2020

Health and safety campaigners have urged shoppers to be respectful and considerate as the second national lockdown in England continues to get underway in November 2020, with a reminder that abuse of those retail staff still working, which doubled during the first lockdown, is not “part of the job”.

New Treasury Direction released on furlough

16 November 2020

The Government has released a new Treasury Direction on the furlough scheme, confirming that claims will not be able to be made for furloughed staff who are serving notice from 1 December 2020.

Coronavirus and RIDDOR: do you know when to report?

13 November 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently reviewed its guidance on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.