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ADIPEC 2016 Unveils List of High-Level Speakers for Distinguished VIP Programme

... Read more about: ADIPEC 2016 Unveils List of High-Level Speakers for Distinguished VIP Programme [Published 27-10-16]


Evolving Energy Mix Shapes Oil and Gas Investments

... Read more about: Evolving Energy Mix Shapes Oil and Gas Investments [Published 27-10-16]


UAE firms urged to boost worker health protection as global manufacturers plan solutions at Intersec 2017

... Read more about: UAE firms urged to boost worker health protection as global manufacturers plan solutions at Intersec 2017 [Published 27-10-16]


Gender Balance in Energy Sector

Workplace diversity is becoming more important than ever as the energy sector undergoes a rapid transformation, and as gender balance increasingly emerges as a definitive factor in organisational success, female leaders said ahead of the upcoming ADI... Read more about: Gender Balance in Energy Sector [Published 10-10-16]


Study Reveals Improved Working Conditions in Global Garment Industry

An independent review of the Better Work programme run by the International Labour Organization and International Finance Corporation (IFC) has shown a dramatic improvement in working conditions in hundreds of garment factories across seven developin... Read more about: Study Reveals Improved Working Conditions in Global Garment Industry [Published 10-10-16]


Sub-Saharan Africa: Existing Energy Infrastructure Upgrade Can Bring Electricity to 15.4 m People

A transformation of existing, poorly used or unexploited energy infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa could represent lower-cost and lower-risk opportunities for investors and ensure access to sustainably generated electricity for 15.4 million people,... Read more about: Sub-Saharan Africa: Existing Energy Infrastructure Upgrade Can Bring Electricity to 15.4 m People [Published 10-10-16]


Exposure to Diesel Exhaust at Workplaces Should be Reduced

Workers are exposed to diesel exhaust in many workplaces. More attention should be paid to monitoring and reducing this exposure. Studies have linked high, repeated exposure to diesel exhaust to an increased risk of lung cancer.... Read more about: Exposure to Diesel Exhaust at Workplaces Should be Reduced [Published 07-10-16]


Illness and Injuries at Work are Costing Norway NOK 30 Billion a Year

Back pain is the most common ailment affecting quality of life, while crush injuries are the most likely to result in death – and this constitutes the biggest cost to society. SINTEF was commissioned by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority (NLIA... Read more about: Illness and Injuries at Work are Costing Norway NOK 30 Billion a Year [Published 07-10-16]


Virtual Reality: Making Construction Sites Safer

Bochum-based researchers are aiming to make construction sites safer with interactive virtual reality training courses. The team led by Prof Dr Markus König from the Institute for Computation in Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developin... Read more about: Virtual Reality: Making Construction Sites Safer [Published 07-10-16]


Construction Starts to Transform Morocco’s Capital City

Construction has started on the Wessal Bouregreg project, a visionary scheme to transform the cultural and social landscape of Morocco’s capital, Rabat.... Read more about: Construction Starts to Transform Morocco’s Capital City [Published 13-09-16]


IOSH and UAE Ministry of Education Join Forces

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and UAE Ministry of Education are working together to run a programme of activities for students and staff in educational establishments.... Read more about: IOSH and UAE Ministry of Education Join Forces [Published 13-09-16]


Trapped Illegal Miners at Langlaagte

The Chamber of Mines notes with concern the reports of the illegal miners, also known as zama-zamas, that have been trapped at an abandoned mine in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg. The Chamber is hoping for the rescue of all of those who have been... Read more about: Trapped Illegal Miners at Langlaagte [Published 13-09-16]


Atkins Awarded Design and Engineering Contract for Thameslink Traffic Management Programme

Atkins awarded design and engineering contract for Thameslink Traffic Management Programme... Read more about: Atkins Awarded Design and Engineering Contract for Thameslink Traffic Management Programme [Published 07-09-16]


Healthy Workplaces for All Ages

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has confirmed the first wave of official campaign and media partners to join its 2016-17 pan-European campaign, Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. The network of official campaign partners is ... Read more about: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages [Published 07-09-16]


UK Companies' Anti-Slavery Disclosures

The publication of what leading UK companies are doing to prevent slavery and human trafficking within their businesses and supply chains can inspire firms of all sizes to do the same, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).... Read more about: UK Companies' Anti-Slavery Disclosures [Published 07-09-16]


Industry Leading Maternity Policy

Atkins and its subsidiary company Faithful+Gould have taken a major step forward in their goal to become employers of choice for women in the Middle East, after changing their maternity policy to allow up to 14 weeks' paid maternity leave.... Read more about: Industry Leading Maternity Policy [Published 09-08-16]


Innovative Solutions for Africa’s Power Generation

Greater access to more abundant, reliable power is critical to unlocking Africa’s potential, according to global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Black & Veatch. Opportunities to harness the continent's vast renewable energy an... Read more about: Innovative Solutions for Africa’s Power Generation [Published 09-08-16]


Mass Gatherings and Disaster Management

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Saudi Society for Emergency Medicine (SASEM) and the Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh will play host to the inaugural Mass Gatherings & Disaster Management Conference, Augu... Read more about: Mass Gatherings and Disaster Management [Published 09-08-16]


Mental Health in Construction

More than 160 people took part in a webinar organised by the IOSH Construction Group, where they heard about of the efforts being made to raise awareness of the issue.... Read more about: Mental Health in Construction [Published 09-08-16]


Right to be Safe Appeal

Thirty years ago, on 28th July 1986, Suzy Lamplugh, a 25-year-old estate agent, disappeared in broad daylight in the middle of the day while showing a client around a house in Fulham. Despite huge media coverage and police activity, Suzy was never fo... Read more about: Right to be Safe Appeal [Published 09-08-16]


Safety is Golden at Winder Power

Winder Power, the leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, has been presented with a Gold Award in the prestigious annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (... Read more about: Safety is Golden at Winder Power [Published 09-08-16]


Atkins and EDF Energy Launch Middle East Nuclear Leadership Academy

Atkins and EDF Energy are bringing EDF Energy’s world leading nuclear training academy to the United Arab Emirates to support the development of their nuclear leadership and safety culture.... Read more about: Atkins and EDF Energy Launch Middle East Nuclear Leadership Academy [Published 11-07-16]


European Commission report recommends the introduction of a Ship Recycling License

Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to incentivise sustainable ship recycling, a European Commission report recommends.... Read more about: European Commission report recommends the introduction of a Ship Recycling License [Published 11-07-16]


Libya Trade and Investment Forum

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has announced that the Libya Trade and Investment Forum is to take place in London on Monday 24th October 2016. The Forum, which is backed by the UK Government, will bring together UK, Libyan and international in... Read more about: Libya Trade and Investment Forum [Published 11-07-16]


New OSH Competency Framework Announced

Developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a cross-sector group of industry experts, IOSH Blueprint is a competency framework, designed for both the OSH professional and any organisation.... Read more about: New OSH Competency Framework Announced [Published 11-07-16]


Safety in Heat Programme

For the third consecutive year Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center’s (OSHAD) Safety in Heat programme is underway, promoting occupational safety awareness for employees and stakeholders in all the entities to which the law prohibiting wor... Read more about: Safety in Heat Programme [Published 11-07-16]


The Conscious Builders Code

The safety bar is set high for building sites in the Netherlands. Auditors and mystery visitors tested sites using the Conscious Builders’ code to see how the code of conduct is implemented.... Read more about: The Conscious Builders Code [Published 11-07-16]


Inspirational Speakers at Safety & Health Expo

With Safety & Health Expo just days away, prepare to get inspired by the speaker line up, headlined by Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE.... Read more about: Inspirational Speakers at Safety & Health Expo [Published 15-06-16]


Join the UK’s Largest Health and Safety Show

Help transform the health and safety profession from compliance to engagement this summer, with three days of exceptional keynote speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities at ExCeL London.... Read more about: Join the UK’s Largest Health and Safety Show [Published 15-06-16]


Women in Health & Safety initiative

In 2015, a network for Women in Health and Safety was launched at Safety & Expo, with the aim of providing a forum to focus on issues that affect women within the profession, encourage connections and prompt important discussions around how to progre... Read more about: Women in Health & Safety initiative [Published 15-06-16]


The 2016 Global Slavery Index: Qatar Focus

The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates 30,300 people or 1.36 percent of the total population live in conditions of modern slavery in Qatar.... Read more about: The 2016 Global Slavery Index: Qatar Focus [Published 03-06-16]


Closer Collaboration with Governments to Tackle Threat of Terrorism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously adopted a resolution that denounces terrorism and calls for intensified cooperation among governments as well as with the air transport industry to keep ... Read more about: Closer Collaboration with Governments to Tackle Threat of Terrorism [Published 02-06-16]


OPEC 169th Meeting Concludes

The 169th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 2nd June 2016, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energ... Read more about: OPEC 169th Meeting Concludes [Published 02-06-16]


Normalising Change through Quality

William Edwards Deming, considered by many as the ‘father of Quality’, articulated 14 principles for management to follow in order to significantly transform the quality and the effectiveness of their business. Andrew Sharman recaps them here.... Read more about: Normalising Change through Quality [Published 31-05-16]


Businesses Disrupted by Increase in Global Incidents

The number of major global incidents has tripled in the last two years compared to the previous four, according to a new report from travel and operational risk consultancy, Anvil.... Read more about: Businesses Disrupted by Increase in Global Incidents [Published 27-05-16]


How Occupational Asbestos Exposure Impacts Your Health

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that’s found in mountainous regions throughout the world. It is fibrous, strong, and resistant to chemicals and heat. These properties make it an excellent insulator and fireproofing material.... Read more about: How Occupational Asbestos Exposure Impacts Your Health [Published 17-05-16]


US $7 Million Prize to Fund African Renewable Energy Projects

Calling all entrepreneurs and developers of renewable energy projects in Africa: there are just two weeks left for entrepreneurs to enter the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition, which will see developers across Africa compete for fundin... Read more about: US $7 Million Prize to Fund African Renewable Energy Projects [Published 09-05-16]


EU Steps up its Contribution to Nuclear Safety

The European Commission pledged around €20 million to the Nuclear Safety Account fund as part of the €45 million expected from the G7 and the European Commission in addition to the existing support.... Read more about: EU Steps up its Contribution to Nuclear Safety [Published 06-05-16]


IMF Calls for a Policy Reset to Secure Sub-Saharan Africa’s Medium-Term Growth

After an extended period of strong economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa is set to experience a second difficult year as the region is hit by multiple shocks, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF).... Read more about: IMF Calls for a Policy Reset to Secure Sub-Saharan Africa’s Medium-Term Growth [Published 06-05-16]


Lifting the Burden of Workplace Stress

This year World Day for Safety and Health focused on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment.... Read more about: Lifting the Burden of Workplace Stress [Published 06-05-16]


Maths Could Help Search and Rescue Ships Sail More Safely in Heavy Seas

A unique new computer model built on highly complex mathematics could make it possible to design safer versions of the ‘fast ships’ widely used in search & rescue, anti-drugs, anti-piracy and many other vital offshore operations.... Read more about: Maths Could Help Search and Rescue Ships Sail More Safely in Heavy Seas [Published 06-05-16]


Ramadan Preparations

With Ramadan 2016 starting on 7 June, preparations should now be well underway. Ahmed El Hadidi, chair of the UAE branch of IOSH, shares his advice to ensure you stay safe and well during the holy month.... Read more about: Ramadan Preparations [Published 06-05-16]


Achieving a Compliant Design in the Construction of Facades

Several instances of a fire originating either in the building or externally, have led to rapid vertical fire spread via combustible cladding finishes, insulation materials and other significant items within the external wall build-up. The spread is ... Read more about: Achieving a Compliant Design in the Construction of Facades [Published 06-04-16]


African Ministers of Energy to discuss opportunities for power sector investment this June

Over 130 speakers to date have confirmed to attend the 18th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), taking place in London this year from 22-24th June.... Read more about: African Ministers of Energy to discuss opportunities for power sector investment this June [Published 06-04-16]


Kenya Races to Beat Deadline for Global Shipping Safety Rules

Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) has embarked on sensitising exporters on new global cargo weight safety rules, as it seeks to beat the July 1 deadline.... Read more about: Kenya Races to Beat Deadline for Global Shipping Safety Rules [Published 06-04-16]


Sunshine Messaging Service

Construction workers are being urged to be ‘sun aware’ through SMS messages.... Read more about: Sunshine Messaging Service [Published 06-04-16]


Supply Chain Slavery

Research from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has found that UK SMEs are overwhelmingly unaware of the Modern Slavery Act’s impact on them.... Read more about: Supply Chain Slavery [Published 06-04-16]


The Changing Safety Landscape

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, technology has changed the way we work. The digital revolution of the last several decades has helped accelerate that change.... Read more about: The Changing Safety Landscape [Published 06-04-16]


Africa Mining Vision Compact Between Business and Host Governments Launched

The Compact outlines a number of commitments and undertakings by host governments and mining companies to realise the benefits outlined in the Africa Mining Vision.... Read more about: Africa Mining Vision Compact Between Business and Host Governments Launched [Published 09-03-16]


Asbestos Mine Rehabilitation Project in South Africa

Global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend is providing quantity surveying expertise as part of a government programme to close and rehabilitate 660 abandoned asbestos mines and shafts in South Africa.... Read more about: Asbestos Mine Rehabilitation Project in South Africa [Published 09-03-16]


Decommissioning Milestone at Sellafield

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has welcomed another major decommissioning milestone after the last batch of bulk metal fuel was removed from Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP).... Read more about: Decommissioning Milestone at Sellafield [Published 09-03-16]


Reducing Risks from Hydrocarbon Leaks

Companies and universities across the world are collaborating in an initiative to improve awareness on how to optimise safety design of gas turbines used in facilities processing combustible fluids, helping operators achieve greater safety, integrity... Read more about: Reducing Risks from Hydrocarbon Leaks [Published 09-03-16]


Tank World Expo’s Leading Conference Programme

Tank World Expo 2016, the only event for the Middle East and African tank storage markets, has finalised its speaker line-up. The conference programme will host 20 leading authorities from the bulk liquid storage sector, including companies such as O... Read more about: Tank World Expo’s Leading Conference Programme [Published 09-03-16]


The Changing Safety Landscape

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, technology has changed the way we work. The digital revolution of the last several decades has helped accelerate that change.... Read more about: The Changing Safety Landscape [Published 09-03-16]


CIS Global Business Forum 2016 in Dubai

A platform for investors to hold meetings and sign bilateral business partnerships and investment agreements between companies in different sectors.... Read more about: CIS Global Business Forum 2016 in Dubai [Published 03-02-16]


Ending Supply Chain Child Labour

ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool for companies to eliminate child labour in supply chains by 2025.... Read more about: Ending Supply Chain Child Labour [Published 03-02-16]


EU Must do More to Protect Bangladesh Garment Workers

“The Government of Bangladesh has failed to take meaningful steps to implement the changes it agreed to as part of the Sustainability Compact,” said UNI Deputy General Secretary Christy Hoffman. “We believe the EU has both the responsibility and the... Read more about: EU Must do More to Protect Bangladesh Garment Workers [Published 03-02-16]


Hertel UK Reaches Safety Landmark of Four Million Hours at Sellafield

Hertel UK Limited, which provides multi-disciplinary construction and maintenance services, has set a new safety landmark of four million hours without a lost-time incident at the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria.... Read more about: Hertel UK Reaches Safety Landmark of Four Million Hours at Sellafield [Published 03-02-16]


Impala Rustenburg 14 Shaft Fire

Following the underground fire at Implats’ 14 Shaft on 22 January 2016 in which four employees tragically lost their lives, mine management are continuing the engagement process with the families of the deceased and providing all the support and assi... Read more about: Impala Rustenburg 14 Shaft Fire [Published 03-02-16]


Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips

After a mild start to the winter, the cold is finally here, and with it, a higher risk of slips and trips. Health and safety becomes even more of a concern for businesses during periods of bad weather so the advice from Louise Hosking, Director at Ho... Read more about: Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips [Published 03-02-16]


EU Commission Adopts New Rules on Aircraft Tracking

The Commission has adopted new rules for flight recorders, underwater locating devices and aircraft tracking systems, addressing the issues raised by the accident of AF447 and the disappearance of MH370.... Read more about: EU Commission Adopts New Rules on Aircraft Tracking [Published 12-01-16]


EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

On 1 January 2016, the European Union (EU) and Ukraine started applying the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) which forms part of the Association Agreement signed in June 2014. The rest of the Association Agreement has already been in fo... Read more about: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement [Published 12-01-16]


Shaping GB’s Future Health and Safety Strategy

Leading industry figures and other key influencers are being urged to have a say in shaping the future strategy for Great Britain’s health and safety system.... Read more about: Shaping GB’s Future Health and Safety Strategy [Published 12-01-16]


Global Spotlight Shines on Aviation and Airport Security Solutions

With the Middle East, and in particular the GCC, emerging as major international air travel hub, aviation security will be a key point of interest at Intersec 2016.... Read more about: Global Spotlight Shines on Aviation and Airport Security Solutions [Published 04-01-16]


Influx of International Exhibitors at Intersec 2016

The global significance of the Middle East’s safety and security market has been underlined by top German and US companies leading a large turnout of international exhibitors at Intersec 2016.... Read more about: Influx of International Exhibitors at Intersec 2016 [Published 04-01-16]


New Safety Design Buildings Pavilion at Intersec

Recent fires at the Address Downtown hotel and the prestigious Torch Tower both in Dubai underlined the importance of fire control regulations and safe design in buildings in reducing damage to property and loss of lives.... Read more about: New Safety Design Buildings Pavilion at Intersec [Published 04-01-16]


Ending South African Forced Labour

A tripartite meeting of Southern African Development Community countries has issued a communiqué calling on African nations to ratify the International Labour Organization’s Forced Labour Protocol.... Read more about: Ending South African Forced Labour [Published 01-12-15]


Investing in Low Value Minerals

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted the launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) se... Read more about: Investing in Low Value Minerals [Published 01-12-15]


Kingdom Tower Development

Move over Burj Khalifa, Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower looks set to take the lead as the world’s tallest building.... Read more about: Kingdom Tower Development [Published 01-12-15]


Occupational Cancer - Eliminating the Biggest Workplace Killer

BOHS has backed a call for European and international collaboration to eliminate occupational cancer, which is “rapidly becoming the biggest killer at places of work in most countries”.... Read more about: Occupational Cancer - Eliminating the Biggest Workplace Killer [Published 01-12-15]


Protecting Construction Workers

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks.... Read more about: Protecting Construction Workers [Published 01-12-15]


Supporting Vision Zero Fund

The EU has announced support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries.... Read more about: Supporting Vision Zero Fund [Published 01-12-15]


Flying Factories

Flying factories are set to take-off in the construction industry.... Read more about: Flying Factories [Published 06-11-15]


Mindfulness at Work

Mind and Matter 2015 is Europe’s most authoritative and evidence-based event for mindfulness at work.... Read more about: Mindfulness at Work [Published 06-11-15]


No Time to Lose Campaign Marks First Anniversary

An international campaign to raise awareness of occupational cancers has directly reached hundreds of thousands of workers in its first year.... Read more about: No Time to Lose Campaign Marks First Anniversary [Published 06-11-15]


Embracing Sustainability

“The Oil and Gas Industry is at a Crossroads”, says global thought leader, Jon Duschinsky. The world-renowned speaker is set to provide ground breaking insights at ADIPEC on staying ahead in today’s energy landscape.... Read more about: Embracing Sustainability [Published 04-11-15]


Offshore Oil Reserves

Offshore reserves will account for approximately 50 per cent of total oil production in Abu Dhabi by 2018 as a result of continued investments in production capacity, experts have revealed.... Read more about: Offshore Oil Reserves [Published 04-11-15]


Women in Industry Conference Expands

On Sunday 8 November the distinguished oil and gas event will host an exclusive full day conference supporting the growth of women in the sector.... Read more about: Women in Industry Conference Expands [Published 04-11-15]


MENA Industrial Relations

Collective bargaining and social dialogue highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in MENA region.... Read more about: MENA Industrial Relations [Published 28-10-15]


Tanzania’s Radiation Challenges

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Tanzania’s Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) faced several challenges in building an independent nuclear regulator, while also noting that the Commission has established a comprehensive ... Read more about: Tanzania’s Radiation Challenges [Published 28-10-15]


Women in Mining

Key women involved in the mining sector from across West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Ghana and Senegal) including mining practitioners, mining service industry representatives, educators, and senior government officials have met to discuss issues af... Read more about: Women in Mining [Published 28-10-15]


A+A 2015 in Düsseldorf Shines with Strong Demand for Bookings

Approaching its 30th edition in Düsseldorf, the A+A, the No. 1 event for health and safety at work (trade fair + congress), is once again impressing with a strong demand for bookings and further growth. In this context, the A+A 2015 from 27 to 30 Oct... Read more about: A+A 2015 in Düsseldorf Shines with Strong Demand for Bookings [Published 16-10-15]


Fashionable Workwear

As the world’s most important sectoral platform for personal protective equipment and protective clothing A+A in Düsseldorf has, over the past few years, also succeeded in gradually improving its position in the field of Corporate Fashion. It now rat... Read more about: Fashionable Workwear [Published 15-10-15]


Good Workplace Design

Workplace ergonomics is a central topic at the A+A trade fair and convention. With over 1,800 exhibitors, A+A in Düsseldorf is the world’s leading market and communication platform for occupational health and safety. From 27 to 30 October this year’s... Read more about: Good Workplace Design [Published 15-10-15]


Safe Rescue at all Highs and Lows

Successful rescue operations in extreme situations: cooperation partner THW shows how it’s done in a special show première, in Hall 6 at the A+A.... Read more about: Safe Rescue at all Highs and Lows [Published 15-10-15]


Advanced Industrial First Aid

Maersk Training rolls out new advanced first aid course with MHI Vestas to raise lifesaving skills on wind farms.... Read more about: Advanced Industrial First Aid [Published 08-10-15]


Deregulation Act Could Increase Accidents

The recent changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to reduce bureaucracy for the self-employed may lead to workers taking unnecessary risks in the workplace, endangering themselves and others.... Read more about: Deregulation Act Could Increase Accidents [Published 08-10-15]


Garment Sector Safety

A new initiative launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the Government of Sweden is set to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector.... Read more about: Garment Sector Safety [Published 08-10-15]


Labour Improvement in Qatar

In a country where sins against labourers appeared forgiven in the name of development, has the international outcry over Qatar’s labour violations finally reached the hearts of the Qatari regulators?... Read more about: Labour Improvement in Qatar [Published 08-10-15]


Meridiam Announces EIB Participation in its Africa Fund

Europe’s long-term financing institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specialising in public and community infrastructure, has announced the agreement of a new €30 million catalyst inve... Read more about: Meridiam Announces EIB Participation in its Africa Fund [Published 08-10-15]


Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

The profile of the Nigerian oil and gas industry is going through greater transformation than seen in previous decades.... Read more about: Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry [Published 08-10-15]


Award Winning Kenyan Safety

A Kenyan railway company, which used behavioural change to drastically reduce the number of injuries in its workshops, has become the first winner of a new award.... Read more about: Award Winning Kenyan Safety [Published 10-09-15]


Global Safety Day

This year’s annual Global Safety Day at mining company Anglo American, held 7 October, focuses on the role that controls play to protect and keep us safe.... Read more about: Global Safety Day [Published 10-09-15]


Muddy Waters Footwear

SATRA has developed a new abrasive water durability test for shoes and boots.... Read more about: Muddy Waters Footwear [Published 10-09-15]


Religion Can Aid Workplace Health and Safety

Occupational safety and health professionals heard that religion can have a positive effect on the work they do if it is understood correctly.... Read more about: Religion Can Aid Workplace Health and Safety [Published 10-09-15]


Safe Work with Nanomaterials

The potential risks of working with and using nanomaterials are the subject of a new training course.... Read more about: Safe Work with Nanomaterials [Published 10-09-15]


Shipping’s Migrant Rescue Crisis

The global shipping industry, represented by a wide cross section of international ship owners' associations and seafarers' unions, has collectively updated the industry's Guidelines on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea.... Read more about: Shipping’s Migrant Rescue Crisis [Published 10-09-15]


Free Asbestos Safety Training

Small businesses offered free asbestos safety training, thanks to a new exclusive national campaign being launched by UKATA, the UK Asbestos Training Association.... Read more about: Free Asbestos Safety Training [Published 06-08-15]


Sellafield Strike Action

More than 1,200 construction workers involved in the decommissioning and renewal project at Sellafield in Cumbria took part in a two and half hour strike on Wednesday 5 August, in a campaign to improve health and safety and productivity.... Read more about: Sellafield Strike Action [Published 06-08-15]


The History of Asbestos

Many people mistakenly believe that asbestos was an industrial discovery of the 20th century, whereas the mineral was in fact renowned for its unusual properties even back in ancient times.... Read more about: The History of Asbestos [Published 06-08-15]


Economics of Safety

OPITO’s David Doig addresses the impact of $60 oil on workplace safety.... Read more about: Economics of Safety [Published 21-07-15]


Generosities of the Ultra-Wealthy

Abdullah Ahmad Al Ghurair, a prominent UAE businessman, has pledged one-third of his company's assets to support education.... Read more about: Generosities of the Ultra-Wealthy [Published 21-07-15]


Iran Nuclear Deal

Iranian nuclear activity is limited in exchange for lifting of international economic sanctions, in an historic deal with six world powers: France, Germany, Britain, the US, Russia and China.... Read more about: Iran Nuclear Deal [Published 21-07-15]


Bureau Veritas UK secures double gold in RoSPA Awards 2015

Bureau Veritas UK, the leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services, has been awarded two gold awards for the third year running in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.... Read more about: Bureau Veritas UK secures double gold in RoSPA Awards 2015 [Published 08-07-15]


Celebrating Safety

British Safety Council launches annual Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards to celebrate health, safety and environmental management excellence.... Read more about: Celebrating Safety [Published 08-07-15]


HSE Releases Annual Workplace Fatalities

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years.... Read more about: HSE Releases Annual Workplace Fatalities [Published 08-07-15]


ARCADIS to Design new Doha Metro System

ARCADIS has been appointed to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in the city of Doha in Qatar.... Read more about: ARCADIS to Design new Doha Metro System [Published 03-07-15]


Saudi Prince Donates Entire Fortune

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saud pledges to donate his entire $32 billion wealth to charity.... Read more about: Saudi Prince Donates Entire Fortune [Published 03-07-15]


Ramadan: Healthy Fasting and Travel Etiquette

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, recommends the following Ramadan etiquette points for travellers to Muslim countries during Ramadan:... Read more about: Ramadan: Healthy Fasting and Travel Etiquette [Published 25-06-15]


Miners Negotiate Wages

Almost one year on from resolution of the longest strike action in South Africa’s history, and unrest is on the horizon again, this time for the gold mining sector.... Read more about: Miners Negotiate Wages [Published 12-06-15]


Ramadan Diaries

The start of Ramadan 2015 is now mere days away. With anticipation of a hot summer growing, staying safe while fasting becomes a priority. This holy month hsme online is promoting the importance of staying safe and well during Ramadan, and we’d love... Read more about: Ramadan Diaries [Published 12-06-15]


Turkish Ship Recycling

Proposed updates to shipbreaking from the European Commission will benefit ship recyclers in Turkey, China and Europe.... Read more about: Turkish Ship Recycling [Published 12-06-15]


Self-Healing Concrete

Maintenance on underground hazardous waste containers, oilrigs and road networks is about to get a lot safer and easier, with the help of self-healing concrete.... Read more about: Self-Healing Concrete [Published 10-06-15]


Tracking Steel Research

A £2 million research project headed by experts at the University of Huddersfield is underway to identify the optimum steel for modern railways that will provide the highest safety standards while reducing whole life costs.... Read more about: Tracking Steel Research [Published 10-06-15]


Workplaces Damaging Health

Did you have broken sleep last night, thinking about the day that lay ahead? If so, you’re not alone. Seventeen per cent of people regularly lose sleep due to work pressures, a study commissioned by One4all Rewards has found.... Read more about: Workplaces Damaging Health [Published 10-06-15]


Countdown to Ramadan

​With Ramadan 2015 starting on 18 June, prepare well to ensure you stay safe at work during the holy month.... Read more about: Countdown to Ramadan [Published 03-06-15]


Betting on a Boom

Libyan and Gulf investors acquire largest eastern Libyan cement maker, the Libyan Cement Company (LCC).... Read more about: Betting on a Boom [Published 15-05-15]


Iran Navy Fires at Tanker

Tensions rise as Iran navy fires shots in international waters at Singapore-flagged oil products tanker, Alpine Eternity, in the latest bid to settle a legal dispute with passing commercial vessels.... Read more about: Iran Navy Fires at Tanker [Published 15-05-15]


South-South Cooperation

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Brazilian government and the Brazilian Cotton Institute (IBA) have formalised a new South-South cooperation project for the promotion of decent work in cotton-producing countries in Africa and Latin Am... Read more about: South-South Cooperation [Published 15-05-15]


Award Winning Safety

Sellafield Ltd has won eight awards in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.... Read more about: Award Winning Safety [Published 05-05-15]


Mental Health Awareness Week

Running 11-17 May, the focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Mindfulness.... Read more about: Mental Health Awareness Week [Published 05-05-15]


Soma Mine Murder Charges

Claiming the lives of 301 people in May 2014, modern Turkey’s worst industrial accident is back in the press and causing unrest. A total of 45 people are on trial, including the eight former senior managers of Soma coalmine. The defendants face charg... Read more about: Soma Mine Murder Charges [Published 05-05-15]


Improving Migrant Protection

Human trafficking came under the spotlight at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held 12 – 19 April at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Panellists called for labour-friendly reforms to protect the interests of migrant... Read more about: Improving Migrant Protection [Published 16-04-15]


Vision of Aluminium’s Future

Aluminium industry expected to become a key non-oil contributor in the Middle East.... Read more about: Vision of Aluminium’s Future [Published 16-04-15]


Workplace HIV Discrimination

African CEOs strive to end discrimination against HIV in the workplace by 2030.... Read more about: Workplace HIV Discrimination [Published 16-04-15]


Celebration and Commemoration

This year, 28 April marks two occupational safety campaigns: the International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, while the world's trade union movement holds its international Commemoration Day for Dead... Read more about: Celebration and Commemoration [Published 08-04-15]


Industrial First Aid

Work in agriculture, construction or transport? Then it’s time to learn first aid, says the Red Cross.... Read more about: Industrial First Aid [Published 08-04-15]


Leading Textiles Trade Fair

Be sure to head to Messe Frankfurt 4 – 7 May for the Techtextil trade fair. From glass and metal yarns to the research and development that goes into every braid, membrane and knit in between, the Techtextil trade fair represents the entire spectrum ... Read more about: Leading Textiles Trade Fair [Published 08-04-15]


Dubai Pay Protest

Juxtaposed by the opulence of the adjacent Dubai Mall, hundreds of migrant construction workers staged a protest in downtown Dubai, in a pay dispute over their work on the Fountain Views development.... Read more about: Dubai Pay Protest [Published 11-03-15]


Global Safety Advances

The implementation of a new worldwide occupational health and safety standard has moved a step closer.... Read more about: Global Safety Advances [Published 11-03-15]


Middle East Rail

Middle East Rail 2015 is set to take place 17 – 18 March at Dubai’s International Convention and Exhibition Centre.... Read more about: Middle East Rail [Published 11-03-15]


Kenya’s Solar Energy

Kenya is focusing on increasing its solar energy capacity, with construction of one 40-megawatt (MW) plant underway and another in the pipeline.... Read more about: Kenya’s Solar Energy [Published 05-02-15]


Saudi Policy Continuity

To calm the energy market, Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman has vowed to maintain existing policies.... Read more about: Saudi Policy Continuity [Published 05-02-15]


Striking a Rivalry

A wildcat strike temporarily closed the Zondereinde mine, with Northam stating that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) intimidated non-striking workers.... Read more about: Striking a Rivalry [Published 05-02-15]


Decrease in Oil Spills

Incidents involving oil spills from tankers are now at a five-year low, as shown by figures from the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF).... Read more about: Decrease in Oil Spills [Published 13-01-15]


Shale Suffers in Oil Price Drop

The UAE’s energy minister has said that OPEC nations can withstand the price drop, while shale drillers could be the first to curb production.... Read more about: Shale Suffers in Oil Price Drop [Published 13-01-15]


Showtime for Middle East

Dubai is gearing up for the renowned security, safety and fire protection expo – Intersec – set to take place 18-20 January.... Read more about: Showtime for Middle East [Published 13-01-15]


Drones Ensure Break Compliance

Drones will be used during summer months to ensure that construction sites comply with the midday break law.... Read more about: Drones Ensure Break Compliance [Published 26-11-14]


Iran Nuclear Talks Extended by Seven Months

Nine months of nuclear talks between Iran and a six-nation negotiating group failed to reach a comprehensive settlement by the 24 November deadline. Negotiations have now been extended until 30 June 2015, with the British foreign secretary stating th... Read more about: Iran Nuclear Talks Extended by Seven Months [Published 26-11-14]


Qatar Launches Earthquake Sensors

Qatar installed six seismic sensors to better record information on earthquakes and aftershocks to protect citizens and industry.... Read more about: Qatar Launches Earthquake Sensors [Published 26-11-14]


21st Africa Oil Week

Key players from the oil and gas industry in Africa and worldwide are set to descend on Cape Town for the 21st Africa Oil Week-Africa Upstream, taking place 3 -7 November.... Read more about: 21st Africa Oil Week [Published 30-10-14]


Oman’s $125m Wind Farm

The GCC’s first large-scale wind farm is set to be built in Oman, following a joint development agreement between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO).... Read more about: Oman’s $125m Wind Farm [Published 30-10-14]


Safety Culture

As one of the speakers at the Excellence in Behavioural Safety Conference, which took place 13-15 October in Abu Dhabi, Sanaa Chakibi shares her insights into the world of behavioural safety and operational excellence, with a focus on the need to cha... Read more about: Safety Culture [Published 30-10-14]


ADIPEC at Thirty

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2014 takes place 10-13 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre.... Read more about: ADIPEC at Thirty [Published 08-10-14]


Ebola Disrupts Exxon Exploration

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s oil and gas exploration in west Africa has been disrupted by what is now the largest Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in history.... Read more about: Ebola Disrupts Exxon Exploration [Published 08-10-14]


Oman’s Khazzan Project

BP awards $730 million of drilling contracts for Oman’s Khazzan tight gas project.... Read more about: Oman’s Khazzan Project [Published 08-10-14]


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