Protecting vulnerable workers from dangerous substances

10 October 2019

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a new information sheet explaining to employers the importance of protecting vulnerable workers — such as young staff members, migrant workers and pregnant women — from dangerous substances in the workplace.

Defra under pressure to relax environmental standards

9 October 2019

Defra is facing “significant pressure” from the Department for International Trade (DIT) to weaken the UK’s food and environmental standards to secure a trade deal with the United States, according to a leaked document.

Toxic safety culture: 2 deaths in 7 days linked to site conditions

8 October 2019

Crossrail workers on the Bond Street project downed tools at the start of last week following the death of a second colleague within seven days. This follows the death of another worker in June, with all three suspected to have had heart attacks.

Siemens signs agreement with UK100 to help unlock pipeline of clean energy projects

8 October 2019

Siemens has signed a partnership agreement with UK100, a network of 94 political leaders from across the UK to work with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to bring together financing from local authorities, private capital and government to try to unlock a pipeline of clean energy projects worth more than £100 billion as part of the UK's drive to meet net-zero emissions and the Paris Climate goals.

Ofgem report on help for vulnerable customers

8 October 2019

Ofgem, the energy regulator, has published its latest annual report on how suppliers treat their customers in vulnerable situations, including those in debt and at risk of being disconnected.