July 2020 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Category Archives: Health & Safety
More transparency of evidence is needed, argue scientists. Click here to read more.
More than 150 buildings in London are still wrapped in highly flammable Grenfell-style cladding – almost three years on from the fire, Government figures reveal.
Ministers pledged to strip aluminium composite material (ACM) from tower blocks across the country in the wake of the devastating blaze.
The Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the lives of 72 residents, when fire spread rapidly from a single flat through the cladding of the North Kensington block, engulfing it in flames.
But with the third anniversary of the fire on Sunday, 163 buildings in the capital are still covered in the flammable casing. Click here to read more.
Factors such as racism and social inequality may have contributed to increased risks of black, Asian and minority communities catching and dying from Covid-19, a leaked report says.
Historic racism may mean that people are less likely to seek care or to demand better personal protective equipment, it says. Click here to read more.
Three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, a third of fire and rescue services still would not send sufficient resources to high-rise fires, new data from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) can reveal.
Residents still face a “postcode lottery” of fire and rescue response, the union has warned, with huge variation between brigades’ pre-determined attendance (PDA) levels, the number of fire engines initially sent to a high rise fire. Click here to read more.
New WHO Guidance on masks for COVID-19 – ignores findings of its own evidence review calling for more protective measure......
WHO has issued new interim guidance on the masks required for health care workers at risk from Covid-19, Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19. It reasserts WHO’s unquestionably dangerous advice that most health care workers need only use surgical/medical masks (rather than respirators) that offer relatively little protection. A consequence is that some health care workers will continue to be exposed, infected and will die in circumstances that could have been avoided. The WHO advice will inevitably mean other at-risk work groups, including those is home care settings or required to undertake essential work in settings where physical distancing isn’t always possible, will likewise be placed at risk. Continue reading
Coronavirus: Classes should have only 15 pupils and drop off times staggered, new government guidance says......
Hazards Campaign – Going Back to work safely or not at all!
No easing of the Lockdown until seven pre-conditions are met
What we need at work to Go Back and Move Forward!
There is no conflict between economic recovery and health because a healthy economic recovery requires healthy workers and people. The SARS-CoV-2 Virus causes the disease Covid -19. Click here to read more.
Below are a new London-produced set of quick reference guides for groups of workers around PPE which we received from the LBWF. It should be noted, for a number of these guides, the guidance comes down to ‘PPE is not generally required’.
Quick reference guides
The areas covered by the quick reference guides are: Continue reading
A severely reduced number of passengers will be allowed to use the Tube network in order to stick to strict social distancing rules, a leaked Transport for London (TfL) report has warned.
Its message is extremely stark – with social distancing it will only be able to transport tens of thousands of commuters rather than hundreds of thousands. Click here to read more.