Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Health and Safety Matters, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
Keeping workers safe, warm, dry, comfortable and able to carry out the tasks they need to practically and physically are some of the fundamental questions that have to be answered when it comes to making the right outdoor workwear choices. HSM takes a whistle-stop tour from head to toe to look at some of the key things to consider when choosing outdoor workwear – and what some of the key safety, performance and legislative standards you need to work into those decisions.
There is still one vital area of health and safety that employers are not paying attention to. Paul Jakeway, marketing director of skin health specialist Deb, reveals why employees have to start speaking out about their skin health.
Hand injuries represent one quarter of all industrial accidents, a surprising statistic considering the availability of information and technology that makes prevention a reasonable target. Bastiaan de Koning, global business director at DSM Dyneema, offers an outlook in which change continues within the protective gloves business.
HSM caught up with Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) chief executive Bev Messinger, on day two of the 2017 IOSH Conference, to reflect on her first year in the post and to discuss the organisation's plans for 2018