With more workers returning to the office, the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study has published a new paper in the indoor and Built Environment journal detailing a new model that has been developed to predict the risk of airborne COVID-19 infection in these environments.

High indoor CO2 levels are linked to lower ventilation rates and high occupancy, so monitoring them can provide an important red flag to building managers to identify areas of inadequate ventilation which can help assess the risk of airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Find out more about the model and findings from the research in PROTECT’s press release.

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries.

The HSE working at height website shows what employers should do to protect their employees including a helpful step-by-step guide on how to assess the risks and prevent falls.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to protect your workers from the risk of  injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling involves transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving load.

To help prevent these risks in your workplace, the HSE have developed a step-by-step-guide.

Other information and advice available for employers include training for employees and exactly what is required by law.