Category Archives: Health & Safety

“COVID Transmission and Killer Workplaces”......

Major new film from Reel News and the Hazards Campaign

As the UK enters a second national lockdown, a major new film from Reel News with the Hazards Campaign is released today. It explains what is being ignored – that the main source of COVID transmission is via workplaces, through airborne transmission. It also shows what we can do about it, with inspiring stories of workplace organisation and collective action …  Click here to read more.

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Grenfell insulation was sold at almost 50% discount, inquiry hears......

Inexperienced project manager says he did not check it complied with fire safety regulations.  Click here to read more.

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The full list of Tory MPs who voted down the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations......

The clause would have forced flat managers to share evacuation and fire safety instructions with residents of the building. 308 Tory MPs voted it down.  Click here to read more.

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LBWF – Staff Flu vaccination programme 2020......

Keep your guard up. Book your free flu jab today.

Influenza (flu) is a virus that affects the respiratory tract.  Vaccination is required annually as the flu strains change over time.

We want to do everything we can to keep our staff safe and well. Having the flu jab protects your and helps keep service users, colleagues, family and friends safe.

Free flu vaccinations are available for staff and with the NHS busier than ever dealing with coronavirus, having the jab can also help reduce demand on the NHS and social care. Continue reading

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Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk – School Health is Community Health – 20 August......

Join the Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk for an interactive online session to discuss how schools can ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils and therefore the health of its community.  Click here to register for this free event.

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Covid Secure check......

The TUC are building a database to show what employers are doing to meet their safety obligations.

They are also asking people to take a short survey about how safe their workplace is. This will help them measure how safe different jobs are during the pandemic, as people go back to work.

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Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk: Challenging the unsafe return to work......

This session will challenge the conflicting information about safe and healthy workplaces and provide support for workers and their unions.  Thu, July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST.  Click here for more information.

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Calls to cost review Edmonton incinerator rebuild refused......

Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader declined to carry out a cost review of the planned rebuild of north London’s incinerator last week.

The review was requested by Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, one of a number who objected to the rebuild at a North London Waste Authority meeting on June 25.

Objectors say building a larger incinerator will increase air pollution and CO2 emissions and claim the plans are based on outdated predictions of an increase in waste.  Click here to read more.

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Discourse around 1m/2m distancing rule ‘has been overly politicised’......

More transparency of evidence is needed, argue scientists.  Click here to read more.

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Use of face masks designated KN95......

A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators.  Click here to read more.

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