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Prospect news updates about health and safety issues

Prospect has welcomed a new report looking into the impact of mental health in the workplace – but urged the government to show leadership in tackling the problem.

Neil Hope-Collins who works for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is a member of the Prospect National Executive Committee (NEC) spoke in the debate on the future of regulation.

Prospect has secured compensation for a retired member who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in July 2016 and died in May 2017.

Despite the Beach Boys song, too much vibration at work can cause long-term, painful damage. Prospect has issued health and safety guidance.

Work-related stress is increasing and is one of the largest contributors to sickness absence in the civil service.