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Industrial Workers of the World Day

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Today is Industrial Workers of the World Day – Industrial workers are a lot less common than they used to be, due to the modernisation of industry and the large increase of machinery replacing them. It has been said that ‘technology could potentially replace workers for 80% of current jobs’, and it is easy to overlook […]

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Top tips when working at height

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The Health and Safety Executive released an article today about a man who was left seriously injured after falling more than four metres from a ladder, while installing audio visual equipment at a North Yorkshire school. He suffered fractures to his legs and arms, which then led to requiring reconstructive surgery. After investigation it was […]

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World Productivity Day

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Tomorrow is World Productivity Day. A less well-known celebratory day. It is more of an opportunity for suppliers and businesses to celebrate their contributions to their customers. For example – Coffee companies might use this day to promote the benefits of using their products to stay alert at work. Or charities may promote their fundraising […]

Fire Safety – Don’t get burned

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Most fires can be prevented by taking some basic precautions. Statistics show that in 2012 – 2013 fire and rescue services attended 154,000 fires in the UK. The effects of a fire can be devastating, whether at home or at work. That’s why the Doncaster Deaf Trust came up with ‘Deafgard’, the vibrating pillow. An […]

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What came first, the chicken or the bacteria?

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The Food Standards Agency issued a warning yesterday, to stop washing raw chicken. In the hope it will reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, a dangerous form of food poisoning. Figures show that 44% of people wash chicken before cooking it. This practice can increase the risk of spreading campylobacter bacteria onto hands, clothes, work […]

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Security at work

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Poor security at work is something that is often overlooked by companies, but is essential for a happy and safe working environment. Whether you’re a large or small business, here are some tips you might find useful. Invest in some CCTV cameras, this immediately deters potential criminals. This equipment ought to be accompanied by a ‘CCTV in […]