Tag: climate change

Week Commencing 28/03/2022 – In The News

Products made by forced labour set to be banned from European Union market New legislation to ban products made by forced or child labour from entering the European Union (EU) market is “a big step towards promoting safe and secure working environments for all workers”, IOSH says. The European Commission recently presented its Communication on Decent […]

Week Commencing 06/12/2021 – In The News

Asbestos exposure from 20 years ago killed IT worker As a young man working in IT, Jason Williams had no idea his job might endanger his life. But 20 years later, by then a father of two teenagers, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure. He died six months […]

Week Commencing 08/11/2021 – In The News

Impact of climate change on workers’ health and safety With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in full swing, SHP looks at the importance of the event on a global scale, while also focusing on how the effects of climate change are seeping into the workplace, exploring what businesses can do to safeguard staff and […]

Week Commencing 01/11/2021 – In The News

JCB signs multi-billion pound deal to buy and distribute green hydrogen in the UK Construction giant JCB has signed a multi-billion pound deal to buy ‘green’ hydrogen from Australia – and distribute it to UK customers. The digger-maker, which has factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham, and Oxford-based Ryze Hydrogen – which was founded by JCB heir Jo Bamford – have agreed to […]

Week Commencing 18/10/21 – In The News

How to become a ‘walrus detective’ as WWF calls for public to help with conservation research The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is looking for members of the public to become “walrus detectives” in a bid to help researchers understand more about the population of Atlantic and Laptev walruses. With the climate crisis impacting […]

Week Commencing 04/10/2021 – In The News

Nearly half of toys bought online from third party sellers are ‘unsafe’, report finds Nearly half of the toys purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces were unsafe for children to play with, a new study has found. The report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) found many of the potential gifts could […]

Week Commencing 09/08/2021 – In The News

Dead trees in a desert

IPCC Report Casts Somber Outlook on Global Warming A report released this week by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and temperature limits agreed under the Paris […]

Week Commencing 02/08/2021 – In The News

Working at Height Safety Failings Lead to Costly Fine A Worcester-based construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations after a worker fell from a garage roof. On 4 February 2020, the worker had accessed the roof using a ladder and was working on his knees with his side […]

Week Commencing 29/07/2021 – In The News

Hackers Demanding $50m from Saudi Aramco Over Data Leak Saudi Aramco, the world’s most valuable oil producer, has confirmed that hackers are attempting to extort the company over leaked data. The hackers are demanding $50m (£36.5m) in cryptocurrency but it remains “unclear who is behind the ransom plot.” Attacks like these serve to reinforce longstanding […]

Week Commencing 19/07/2021 – In The News

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£30K Fine For Company After Worker Injured by Forklift Truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). On 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent […]