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Sickness absence falls

24th March 2014
131million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013, down from 178 million days in 1993, according to a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) looking at sickness trends over the past 20 years. Most of the fall in sickness absence was between 2003 and 2011. Looking at the number of days lost per worker, in 1993, around 7.2 days were lost and by 2013 this had fallen...
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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management - March 2014

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management - March 2014
12th February 2014
The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management provides a nationally accredited foundation in Environmental Management.  It is ideal for Managers, Supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environment issues as part of their day to day duties. Course Dates: 24th to 28th March 2014, inclusive Examination Date:  4th April 2014 Further details: http://www.peakhse.co.uk/training/courses/nebosh/nebosh-certificate-in-environmental-management 
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Revised ISO 14001 to become DIS

11th February 2014
ISO member countries have followed the UK in voting to move the latest version of the revised 14001 text on to a draft international standard (DIS). A second committee draft (CD2) of the revised environmental management systems standard was published in October 2013 and ISO countries had until 23 January to vote on whether CD2 should become a DIS. ISO has now confirmed that the national groups...
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Tougher penalties for breach of health and safety laws

11th February 2014
Tougher penalties are being handed out to employers who breach health and safety laws following a change in approach to prosecutions, according to a report released on 16 January.  The report, published by the Department for Work and Pensions, shows that the changes introduced under the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 have led to more cases being tried in the lower courts, convicted offenders...
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Beware of the Recovery!

Beware of the Recovery!
10th February 2014
It is great news that Britain’s economy seems well on the road to recovery. However, a word of caution from the Health and Safety Executive... When we entered the most recent recession in late 2008 many people expressed concern that workplace injury and fatality rates would go up, largely as a result of companies cutting corners to save costs as times became harder. But those fears did...
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Workplace major injuries hit an all-time low

Workplace major injuries hit an all-time low
10th February 2014
Latest HSE figures show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. Provisional statistics show that in Britain between April 2012 and March 2013: 19 707 major injuries such as amputations, fractures and burns toemployees were reported (a rate of 78.5 injuries per 100 000 employees) –compared with 22 094 in 2011/12 (a rate of 88.5 per 100 000 employees); 148 workers were fatally...
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