Monthly Archives: August 2022

Cunningham’s Law of Internet Discourse (to get the right answers, pretend to agree with the wrong ones)

A nice post here from 2013 illustrates Cunningham’s Law of Internet Discourse, which says… “…the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it’s to post the wrong answer.” The late chef, … Continue reading

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Individual liability for safety breaches

There’s an interesting article here on Safety and Health Practitioner about a trend towards assigning liability for breaches to individuals instead of companies. “Whilst any potential breach by a business is likely to be associated with failings on the part … Continue reading

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July inflation figures. There’s no good news here…

By now you will probably have seen this morning’s announcements about July’s inflation rates. CPI has reached 10.1% (RPI = 12.3% and CPIH = 8.8%). The Bank of England is predicting that it could go as high as 13% thanks … Continue reading

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Working in hot temperatures

Looking at a timely email from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it’s worth remembering that there is no law for maximum working temperature, or when it’s too hot to work. However, employers must keep workplaces at a comfortable temperature. … Continue reading

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