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The HSE have recently launched a new strategy called “Helping Great Britain work well”. It has six themes – Acting together; tackling ill health; managing risk well; supporting small employers; keeping pace with change and sharing our success.

Amnesty International has poured cold water on Qatar’s claims to be protecting workers on FIFA World Cup projects, exposing a litany of abuses faced by people refitting the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Plans for a certifiable international standard on health and safety are well underway. It is called ISO45001.

Energy giant E.ON has become the first UK company to sign up to the TUC Dying to Work campaign voluntary charter committing them to supporting and helping terminally ill workers.

TUC has released it's eleventh survey of health and safety reps. It is designed to provide the TUC and individual unions with information about who health and safety reps are, and what their experiences and needs are.

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The TUC has today (Friday) launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.

The EU is soon to renew the license for glyphosate, a chemical weed killer – best known as Monsanto’s Roundup – that the World Health Organisation has found to probably cause cancer.

In November 2015 a very successful meeting was held in Birmingham City Centre on Blacklisting in the Construction Industry. The two main speakers where Dave Smith Secretary of the Blacklist support group and Frank Keogh an official from the trade union Unite.

As the Trade Union Bill continues its passage through the House of Lords it is worth reminding ourselves about the potential implications for health and safety.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which five people were seriously injured on a rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

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