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Southampton hospital security staff strike

Security staff at Southampton General Hospital are being attacked in the A&E department and went ahead with the second day of strike action on Good Friday 19 April. Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said that talks with the employer Mitie Security Ltd made progress, but not sufficient for the strike to be called off.…

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Tirupur-manufactured innerwear brand is targeting astronauts and other niche groups

One may think that a clean-tech engineer, an assistant director, and a clothing factory owner don’t have much in common. Gaurav Durasamy, Abishek Elango, and Vasanth Sampath found common ground in their goal to make anti-microbial, self-cleaning underwear for astronauts. They want to reach astronauts through their brand Tailor and Circus, which was launched in 2018.…

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Is your hood the weak link in your firefighting protective ensemble?

Gore’s particulate-blocking firefighter hood is durable, affordable and offers increased protection from fire ground particulates. By Robert Avsec for FireRescueOne Brand As a longtime fire service instructor, I’ve always made it a point to stress to my students this important point about their firefighting protective hood: It’s traditionally the weakest component in the structural firefighting protective…

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Chinese Construction Worker Reveals Double Standard

The importance of PPE cannot be stressed enough.  Now a video contrasting the reliability of helmets worn by supervisors and underlings has sparked concerns over the safety of Chinese workers. In China, occupational health and occupational safety, from the perspective of legislation and supervision, are separated. Lack of harmonized legislation and unified supervision results in the…

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Building a Marketplace for Professional Women’s Clothing: Q&A with Gardoré

In this piece, Laura Cordes, co-founder, Gardoré, speaks to DTC Daily about the journey of her business, the first platform specialising in fashion apparel and accessories for business women. Gardoré is an e-commerce marketplace currently working with 25 partners including independent designers, retailers, and big brands including Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Daniel Hechter. In this…