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Risk Digest: 1 in 4 Construction Workers Believe They’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos Fibres

Research by IOSH shows that Nearly one in four British construction workers believe they have been exposed to asbestos fibres, Apple are releasing a red iPhone 8, independent coffee shops are calling on major chains to offer more sustainable cups and more.

Cyber Security

Information Security

“Apple’s Mac computers have been targeted by a hacking group based in Asia that appears to have used targeted emails to spread malware on the platform.” Read the full article here.

 

“Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its massive 2016 data breach, and now faces civil penalties if it fails to notify the regulator of future incidents.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“Nearly one in four British construction workers believe they have been exposed to asbestos fibres, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).” Read the full article here.

“A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work has been fined more than £50,000 after a HSE inspection found a series of serious safety breaches.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“New EU food quality tests need to be strict enough to stop manufacturers selling some brands with inferior ingredients in ex-communist countries, a Euro MP shaping the new rules says.” Read the full article here.

 

“Sainsbury’s has recalled a sliced beetroot product over fears it could contain small shards of glass.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found.” Read the full article here.

 

“A group of independent coffee shops has called on major chains to offer more sustainable cups.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“Wind turbines in Scotland provided a 44 per cent increase in power to the National Grid during the first quarter of 2018, environmental groups say.” Read the full article here.

 

 

“Four of the world’s leading electricity associations have today urged policy makers to support the “profound transformation” occurring within power networks across the globe.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Bupa Global has teamed up with HERO to launch an online tool to help businesses evaluate their health and wellbeing programmes.” Read the full article here.

 

“Providing your staff with nutritious and high-quality food shows them that their wellbeing has been considered and that you care about their experience at work.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Few technologies have the ability to stir passionate online debate and baffle the vast majority of the population as bitcoin. The virtual currency has rocketed up in recent days following a steady decline, and one Bitcoin is now worth more than $7,600 after a price spike.” Read the full article here.

 

“For the second consecutive year, Apple is releasing a Product RED color variant of its iPhone. The red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available from all major carriers on Friday; preorders have already begun.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Thousands of activists will take to the streets on Saturday as part of a national day of action to demonstrate public support for a vote on the final Brexit deal.” Read the full article here.

 

“A storm is brewing as clouds gather over Bristol Port, with the rain set to fall on tens of thousands of vehicles parked in the port’s car compounds, ready for export by ship, or destined for UK dealerships.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“This Friday 13 April, some of you readers might not be feeling quite your usual bouncy selves. That’s because the rare occurrence where the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday is not exactly popular with most people. In fact, it’s thought to be downright cursed. But why?” Read the full article here.

 

“The internet has falled in love with a Dalmatian dog with a heart shaped nose from Denver, Colorado.Read the full article here.


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