Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shared Parental Leave – How will it work?

As part of the government’s agenda to provide a more flexible approach to childcare and in support of their work life balance concept, in The Children and Families Act 2014 maternity and paternity rules are changing. The parents of children whose expected week of childbirth begins on or after April 5, 2015, will have the […]

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SAFER SITES: Targeted inspection initiative for Autumn 2014

From yesterday, 22 September 2014, HSE Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.  Throughout the month long initiative, Inspectors will ensure high-risk activities, particularly those affecting the health of workers, are being properly managed. If unacceptable standards are found Inspectors will take immediate enforcement action. During inspections, […]

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Falling on deaf ears

If we had entitled this “Noise Induced Hearing Loss” or “Industrial Disease Claims” then you would have switched off by now but if you’re involved in any kind of manufacturing then it’s definitely worth reading on. If you haven’t seen a claim for noise induced hearing loss or industrial deafness as it is also known, […]

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Level of injuries and ill-health in the food and drink sector revealed

Hundreds of workers in the UK food industry are likely to suffer an over-three-day accident during their working lifetime, according to the results of an annual survey on occupational injuries and ill health in the food and drink industry. The study reveals there were two deaths, 133 major injuries and 767 over-three-day injuries in the […]

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