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Slips, trips, falls and violence cause the most common workplace injury

The data also reveals that construction is the most dangerous industry to work in, with 38 fatal injuries taking place in this sector last year, closely followed by the agriculture industry, which experienced 29 deaths as a result of workplace accidents.

Contributor: Jane Woodcock | Published: 3 May 2019

Revealed: The Best and Worst Employee/Employer Relationships

“A good employee-employer relationship is critical for the culture and success of a business or brand. These survey results show there is an unfortunate discrepancy between how employers and employees rate their relationship.” said Luke Battah, CEO at PASS Technology.

Contributor: Luke Battah | Published: 22 March 2019

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Sharp rise in Corporate fines for health and safety breaches

Thomson Reuters Legal Business, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, says the value of corporate fines for health and safety breaches increased 18% in the last year, hitting £57.3m in 2017 up from £48.5m in 2016, in an attempt to get health and safety on the agenda at board level.

Contributor: Morag Rea | Published: 1 August 2018

gig economy gig economy

Eight in ten vans stopped are overloaded

A van over its weight limit, is a safety risk for the driver and other road users, as well as a legal issue for the employer. Businesses may take the time to ensure their vans are fit for purpose, with regular servicing and maintenance, but overloading won’t only add to wear and tear, it could see driver and employer face prosecution.

Contributor: Alison Bell | Published: 1 April 2018

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Parliamentary report into bullying – more must be done

The statement by Andrea Leadsom regarding the working group into bullying and harassment in parliament, has made some helpful recommendations but much more progress will be needed to address the problems experienced by staff, Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned.

Contributor: Siobhan Endean | Published: 4 January 2018