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ISO 45001: progress on development

According to IOSH, safety and health experts across the world remain committed to ensuring a proposed new international standard for occupational safety and health is “as good as we can all make it”.

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Power cleaning equipment supplier worker fell from racking

Nailsea Power Cleaning Limited, a supplier of equipment to the high pressure washer trade, has been fined £60,000 for health and safety breaches after North Somerset Council inspectors investigated an incident in which an employee fell 2m and suffered significant injury in November 2014.

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NHS safety - warnings from all sides

This TUC report seeks to summarise the warnings about safety and declining performance in the NHS, and explore the link with the financial crisis.

It says that after the Francis report (February 2013) the government made clear its intention to change the culture of the NHS towards patient safety. Three years on and the NHS is in the midst of a financial crisis. Many organisations that represent NHS staff are coming forward to highlight fundamental problems with its capacity to meet demand.

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The Management of Mental Health at Work

Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability in the UK and the range of mental health conditions can make its management difficult and challenging, according to Acas. Its recent research paper explores a range of learning points that can be drawn from these case studies to promote positive mental health at work.

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