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The Health and Safety Executive have released new statistics summarizing health and safety incidents at work in Britain for the year 2017-2018. Published last week, the report breaks down the findings into five main areas of work-related health issues: General...
November 2018 marks COPD Awareness Month, an internationally-recognized annual event to raise the exposure of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). If you are concerned you might have COPD, please contact your doctor today.   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD describes a group of...
Winter may only just be upon us, but an NHS Trust in Yorkshire has been preparing for months in advance to get themselves ready for the flu season. Since early summer, Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, part of the Mid Yorkshire...
New research from the HSE finds that non-regulation Qualitative Fit Test hoods could lead to false passes and subsequently endanger lives.   With so many different Qualitative Fit Test Kits on the market, with different colour, shape and size hoods...
In hospitals across the UK, it is (thankfully) becoming a fairly common sight to see frontline healthcare professionals wearing respirator masks to protect themselves against respiratory viruses and infections. But did you know that it’s not only frontline staff in...
Next month a Northampton-based surgeon will lead a team on a 4,000-mile trip across the world to perform specialist surgical procedures in Northern Ghana. Mr Robert Hicks, Vascular Consultant Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital, will be volunteering his time and...
  Introducing the new Face Fit Test app Competent Face-Fit Testers, say good-bye to lost paper records – with the new Face Fit Test app you can create bespoke digital certificates on the go with the touch of a button. Taking you...
A new report exploring the common traits of contagious pathogens finds shared characteristics in pandemics you might not expect. Undertaken by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security, The Characteristics of Pandemic Pathogens is a new study hoping to improve...
Every few years new research is released claiming that x number of jobs will be taken over by robots – automated Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2013, a study by Oxford University forecasted that as many as 35% of jobs in...
A new study from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) exploring the possibility of shortening qualitive fit tests found that quickening the Fit Test method can lead to false pass results and put workers at risk of serious ill-health. Published...

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