In the workplace, health and safety may seem too obvious to need explaining but with the legal attachment’s to businesses of any size and the impending Brexit, things are not as simple as they seem, says Liza Andersin.
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This is where you are twice as likely to have a fatal accident at work than the rest of the country.
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New research has been carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare into the eyecare policies of UK businesses and organisations showing that employers are still falling short of the Health and Safety regulations. Nearly a third of employers surveyed still have no eyecare policy in place for their employees. This is despite the fact that 75…
The TUC has launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.
There are a whole plethora of risks that consume management time and attention at Thames Water, from trips and falls to Legionnaires Disease and the diversity of the company’s role is enormous. Thames Water has 15 million customers and represents a quarter of the UK’s water operation. Karl Simons heads the health and safety operation at Thames Water and is at the forefront of efforts to utilise a change in perception of the role of the Health and Safety manager that has occurred over the period of the last five years.
P&MM, a performance improvement agency, has released a new guide to reveal workable strategies for driving better health and safety practice in the workplace through advanced reward and recognition techniques, titled,‘An advanced guide to health and safety recognition in the workplace’. The guide is targeted at medium to large size organisations with a typical workforce of several thousand people.
Maintaining a healthy work environment is fundamental to ensuring a positive trajectory for any organisation.
Terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted how suddenly our sense of normality and security can be shattered by the unexpected. Major incidents send shockwaves through whole networks of people. In this case, there’s the heightened threat of further attacks and violence, of the increased risks from travelling, of day-to-day business.
We spend most of our adult lives at work but many people don’t make friends in the workplace. Jayne Carrington examines how social bonds can increase wellbeing and productivity.
Lord Digby Jones will launch 515 balloons at a business road safety event to show the number of people who died in the UK in just one year as a result of work related journeys. Black balloons will fill the sky above the HQ of UK road safety organisation, the TTC Group, in Telford, Shropshire,…
A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory. Leamington Crown Court heard that agency worker Jamie Barsby was lucky to be alive after the incident at The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd on the Carlyon Road…
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published a critical review of evidence related to hand-arm vibration syndrome
Just half (52%) of workers say they would know what to do to protect themselves if there was an emergency in their workplace that posed a physical threat, according to new research from CareerBuilder.
New research reveals that three quarters of employers admit to using homemade solutions to workstations and are compromising workers health and safety. Also revealed is workstation assessments are not being carried out and on many occasions are only being prompted on the arrival of new staff members.