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What will wellbeing look like in a workplace dominated by insecurity, gig work and intelligent machines?

British Safety Council says our understanding of changing risks to health, safety and wellbeing needs to improve, in a new report about the future of work.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from www.hsmsearch.com.


Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
chackett@western-bp.co.uk
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EVENTS
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
LATEST NEWS
BSC calls for increased understanding of changing health risks

What will wellbeing look like in a workplace dominated by insecurity, gig work and intelligent machines?

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Shortlist announced for Safety and Health Excellence Awards

The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards, which includes categories on fire safety and security and incorporates the long-standing British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards.

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Company fined £1.1m following Red Arrows pilot death

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

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Care home operator fined following patient death

Care home operator Akari Care has been fined after the death of a vulnerable patient.

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Construction firm goes bust following H&S fine

Wilmslow-based Cheshire Contracting Wilmslow has gone bust after a £240,000 fine for breaching health and safety laws.

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Two thirds of marketers consider leaving the industry due to poor wellbeing

64 per cent of individuals in marketing and media roles have thought about quitting because of poor workplace wellbeing.

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Scaffolders fined after clip hits pedestrian

A scaffolding company has been fined after a scaffold clip hit a pedestrian walking 60 feet below.

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Scottish rail union threatens strike

In the wake of ScotRail cutting its health and safety department, members of the TSSA union have threatened to go on strike.

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Brits willing to wear devices that detect mental health conditions

A new survey has revealed that over half (51 per cent) of British workers would be willing to wear a device that may detect the early signs of mental health symptoms, provided their employer would supply the device.

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IOSH calls for wellbeing boost

IOSH has responded to the governments' 'Good Work' plan by saying: "There is a fundamental duty on employers to protect the health and safety of all workers".

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Grenfell Tower hearing delayed by document deluge

The next hearings for the Grenfell Tower Enquiry have been rescheduled for March due to the sheer number of documents the investigators must work through.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
CNP fit testing arrives in the UK

Introducing the Quantifit Respirator Fit Tester, a new portable mask-fit technology which uses Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) instead of traditional aerosol particle counting.

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Casella 63x digital sound level meters for occupational and environmental noise measurements

The Casella 63x Series of sound level meters are ideal for both noise at work applications and environmental noise measurements.

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Certified helmets

JSP's EVO5 Dualswitch is said to be the only helmet which is certified to both EN397 and EN12492 on one certificate, with the ability to change between the two standards easily at the flick of a switch.

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Test full and half face masks

The new TSI PortaCount respirator fit testers have recently been added to BSRIA Instrument Solutions sales portfolio, with users able to test full and half face masks, SCBAs (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and disposables.

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Stadium alarm system

Bull Products has secured a contract to supply its Cygnus alarm system during work on the new 61,000-seater Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Cirrus Research training expanded to include Noise at Work Awareness course

Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have expanded their training academy programme, adding a new Noise at Work Awareness course.

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Take control with a professional noise monitoring system

If you are an employee or a manager in an industrial company, you probably already have some experience with noise being an issue. SoundEar's professional and dependable noise monitoring solutions allow you to come out on top and take control over noise related issues.

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Bull-ish alarms

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has recently protected 1,000 construction workers during the development of a £440 million shopping centre, thanks to its renowned Cygnus alarm system.

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Silica dust: Say RPE not RIP

According to Scott Safety, here are seven things you need to know if you work with silica dust:

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