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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 10.04.2024

Link to type 2 diabetes and night shift working

Study of medical staff. A recent study of 28,000 nurses in Sweden aimed to evaluate whether long-term night and shift work patterns had an impact on type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Conclusion. Frequent spells of more than three night shifts in a row and the cumulative effects of permanent nightwork were associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but not necessarily hypertension. ...
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 10.04.2024

Lyme disease in the workplace

Lyme disease is a ‘flu-like illness caused by bacteria and transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. It poses a significant health risk, especially for those working outdoors. What can you do to protect your workers?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 10.04.2024

The cost of not paying attention to risk assessments

Whilst undertaking risk assessments can be seen as a bit of a chore, doing so is a necessary part of keeping your workplace safe. What can go wrong with inadequate risk assessments?
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LEGAL DUTIES - 10.04.2024

Are you responsible for criminal acts?

The incident of a Deliveroo driver biting off a customer’s thumb raises questions of liability when it comes to employee acts. What’s to know?
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WORKING AT HEIGHT - 10.04.2024

Construction firm fined after worker died following fall

A construction company in Kent has been fined after a sub-contractor fell and died from his injuries. What happened and what does the accident tell us about managing work at height?
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ABSENCE - 15.04.2024

Employee calls in sick following London Marathon

The London Marathon takes place this Sunday, 21 April 2024. If an employee calls in sick the day after, or following a similar event, is there anything you can do about it?
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PAY - 07.02.2024

What should you pay in a leap year?

2024 is a leap year with 366 days rather than the usual 365, and so employees will have to work an additional day. Do you have to pay them for it?
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCHEME - 24.01.2024

Construction industry scheme - what’s the latest?

In a move to prevent or at least reduce tax avoidance, changes to the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules takes effect from April 2024. As a contractor or subcontractor in the industry, what do you need to know?
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EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS - 25.01.2024

Employment contracts for new employees

What does the law require when it comes to issuing employment contracts to new employees? What are the essentials that you need to be aware of to ensure your business stays on the right side of the law?
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