Nearly 300 workers at Northampton’s Greencore factory tested positive for coronavirus.
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The Greencore case also presents lessons for the post-coronavirus economic recovery ahead.
Many essential workers believe joining a union could provide more protections.
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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa.
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The threat posed by COVID-19 on mines is considerable. The main reasons are cramped working conditions underground, transportation in packed cages, and a high incidence of other respiratory diseases.
Construction workers in Cape Town. It’s a dangerous job.
There's no uniformity around health and safety management programmes and practices within the construction industry.
Common emollients used to treat skin conditions are a hidden fire risk in most homes.
Heading off on a bushwalk in a national park over the summer break? Don't be tempted to bushwhack it. Research shows many walkers don't realise the danger of straying off the beaten track.
Kenya is ill-prepared for the environmental, health and safety impacts that accompany oil production.
Kenya must address the needs and priorities of the oil sector in regards to environment, health and safety.
And Brexit could make things even more challenging.
This photo was taken at a resort just outside Chennai, India that caters to medical tourists following discharge from hospital.
Informal caregivers play a vital role in medical tourism yet find themselves unprotected as "shadow workers" in a multi-billion dollar industry.
‘Soft fall’ surfaces are widely used in play areas where children might fall, but can also get very hot in the sun, which undermines this safety benefit.
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Commonly used surfaces in play areas, such as "soft fall" materials and Astroturf, can heat up to 80-100°C in the sun. This makes them a hazardous design choice, especially as the climate gets hotter.
Loud and proud.
The bell is a noisy and much loved national icon.
ISOs rule how people interact with the world.
Suicide on the railways costs lives – and prevention is about much more than erecting more fencing.
Recipe in need of improvement.
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Mars' product recall will be an expensive business.
The aftermath of the German collision which is now under investigation.
Investigators will be probing what caused a train collision in Germany and while 'human error' will be a key line of enquiry, having humans in the system is a good thing.
One shell of an idea.
Making a material impact – how auxetic materials could make sports stars safer.
Civilians rescue an injured worker after the eight-storey Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24.
The recent decision by two Australian retailers to sign an accord protecting suppliers in Bangladesh has highlighted discrepancies in company disclosure of sustainability issues and the need for clearer…
Focussing on health and safety responsibilities is a key development in addressing workplace bullying.
Workplace bullying is one of the most contentious workplace issues. Against the backdrop of a forthcoming National Code of Practice on preventing workplace bullying, a recent investigation by Worksafe…