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Chemical burns and toxic sludge: workers expose shocking conditions inside the Melbourne factory that blew up

Long before Melbourne’s northern suburbs were choked with acrid smoke from a mammoth factory fire earlier this month, workers inside were finishing their shifts covered in toxic sludge and struggling to breathe. Key points: Workers have lifted the lid on conditions inside the Melbourne factory that was engulfed in a mammoth blaze in April Some…

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Managing an aging workforce

What are some practical ways to enhance safety for ageing workers? Responding is Kevan Orvitz, president and founder, MEGAComfort Work-Life Wellness Solutions, MEGAComfort Inc., Tustin, CA. Failure to plan leads business owners and managers down a costly path. Many workplaces are focused on attracting millennial workers, hoping to hire and retain them while keeping them…

New uniforms for AlItalia

JFK Airport Alitalia customer service agents wear the new uniforms that Alitalia recently released. They go along with the near completion of a reorganized Alitalia hoping to climb from bankruptcy. Alitalia is nearing a sale or partnership to one of the carriers; EasyJet, Air France, Delta or Lufthansa. There are differing offers; one drastic one…

Workplace Safety Regulations Become Driving Force in PPE Design

Personal Protective Equipment has gained immense importance in businesses that have workers functioning in hazardous conditions. With increasingly strict safety standards enforced by government bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the UK and Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S., PPE continues to rise in significance throughout multitudes of businesses.…

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Is it time to ditch the shirt and tie?

Increasingly firms are telling staff it’s OK to loosen their collars and change into chinos, believing that is the way to attract and retain staff. This week, Goldman Sachs became the latest to issue new guidelines allowing more flexibility over work attire but asking employees to “exercise good judgement” in deciding how to dress. So…