Category: Health & Safety

Stressed Out Workers Merit Leniency On Manslaughter

Individuals convicted of gross negligence manslaughter should face less severe punishment if stressful working conditions contributed to their actions, or if their employer’s procedures were inadequate, the Sentencing Council has been told. The suggestions, from the Law Society and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) respectively, were submitted to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a new Read More

Health & Safety Executive Launches New Fee For Intervention Bill Disputes System

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched its overhauled procedure for challenging Fee For Intervention (FFI) bills, after respondents to a consultation backed the regulator’s proposals to create an independent panel that will assess written evidence when there is a dispute over a notification of contravention (NoC). The new process, which came into force Read More

One in Three Fit Notes Issued For Stress

A new report collating evidence from hundreds of GP practices has found that nearly a third of fit notes that included a diagnosis were issued for a mental health condition. The research, by NHS Digital, covered GP practices in England between December 2014 and March 2017, drawing on data from practices that collectively represented two Read More

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