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Second-hand smoke kills

Second-hand smoke is the smoke that fills restaurants, offices or other enclosed spaces when people burn tobacco products such as cigarettes, bidis and water pipes. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.

Every person should be able to breathe smoke-free air. Smoke-free laws…

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The Fun Police

I’ve just left the BBC Television Centre where I watched the filming of the pilot episode of Matt Morgan’s “The Fun Police” – a Channel 4 sitcom based in the Health and Safety Department of Brightsea Borough Council. The show stars Flight of The Concords’ Rhys Darby along with Jack Doolan (Cemetery …

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Four Reasons, Eight Lessons - Reluctance to Report May Not Be Caused By Fear

By Phil La Duke

Conventional wisdom holds that people won’t report near misses because they fear repercussions associated with admitting that they screwed up, but in most cases, conventional wisdom is wrong.

Near misses — incidents where no one was seriously injured but COULD have been — provide u…

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Gone mad: Tories on health and safety

This article by Hannah Blythyn gives a concise response to the various statements the Conservative party have made about health and safety in the UK, specifically the myths that the 'compensation culture' is spiralling out of control and that businesses are having to wade through red tape (at great …

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