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CONTENTS


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COVER STORY


ROSPA LAUNCHES 2015 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH


AND SAFETY AWARDS The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) updates us on everything you need to know about entering this year’s awards programme.


REGULARS


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BEAT THE CLOCK Almost two years after its launch,


Hosking Associates asks whether HSE’s Fee for Intervention has helped to stamp out poor H&S practices at work.


TEN QUESTIONS WITH… Arco’s Rich Sansom tells us


why the H&S industry deserves better press and why he’d like to dine with Churchill and Eisenhower.


NEWS 06


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NEWS All the latest industry news,


including why stress is putting such a strain on UK employers and how too much PPE put some nurses in the US at risk.


FEATURES


LIFE BEGINS AT 40 Dominic Slingsby examines


the UK’s safety record in the last four decades since the launch of the Health and Safety at Work Act.


REVIEW: HEALTH & SAFETY NORTH 2014


Did you miss out on the big two days in Bolton? We get you up to speed on the happenings at this year’s H&S North 2014.


STRESS & WORK-RELATED DISEASES 26 26 www.tomorrowshs.com


BATTLING CANCER Cancer kills around 160,000


people every year in the UK. Professor Gordon Wishart urges employers to provide screening programmes to minimise its devastating impact on staff.


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RELIEVE SOME PRESSURE President-elect of BOHS, Adrian


Hirst, reminds us how stress can and should be managed in the workplace.


CONSTRUCTION & SITE SAFETY 30 32


HANDLING HAZARDS Skin that is exposed to raw


materials over long periods of time is at risk of serious damage. Polyco advises on how to protect workers from harming their hands.


EXPOSING INVISIBLE RISKS


Thanks to technology construction companies have no excuse but to protect their workforces from harmful substances and excessive noise, says Casella’s Neal Hill.


GAS DETECTION & MONITORING 35 38


TRUE DETECTOR Scott Safety takes on a


journey through the history of gas detection mechanisms – from the caged canary to portable monitors the size of your palm.


BREATH OF FRESH AIR City Technology’s John


Warburton exhibits the latest improvements in monitoring oxygen levels in industrial workplaces.


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