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Health and safety news

Prospect news updates about health and safety issues

H&S fines triple in value in first year since changes

The cost of health and safety fines has tripled in the year since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for courts in England and Wales on 1 February 2016.

Prospect welcomes health and work strategy

  Prospect has welcomed today’s announcement that work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease will be the Health and Safety Executive’s three priorities.

British Safety Council's Young Filmmakers Competition 2017

The British Safety Council has launched its Young Filmmakers Competition 2017 and is calling on people aged 16-25 years old to submit a short film based on their perception of risk in society today.

International agreement on violence in the world of work underway

Prospect President Denise McGuire was appointed as one of eight worker experts to the International Labour Organisation. Here Denise outlines what’s involved in drawing up an ILO statement on violence and harassment at work

Principal fire officers vote to become branch in Prospect

Members of APFO, the Association of Principal Fire Officers, have voted overwhelmingly to join Prospect, the union for professionals, managers and specialists across the public and private sectors.