Tags: Health and safety

Laura Conway: Zero-hours worker told to stay home over Ebola fears

What do you do if you fear an employee has Ebola? Over the past couple of weeks it has been reported that security guard Sam Ogunnoiki was refused the right to return to work after a holiday to Nigeria. Mr Ogunnoiki was reportedly asked to remain away from work for three weeks and not to return…

70% of employers feel a responsibility for their employees physical and mental health

New research* from AXA PPP healthcare has shown that a strong majority of businesses (70 per cent) believe that they have a responsibility to encourage their employees to be physically and mentally healthy. Indeed, 63 per cent of those surveyed believe that there is a link between an employee’s productivity and their health and wellbeing…

Landmark becomes first company to offer DNA test to help employees get healthy

Landmark Information Group has become the first company in the world to offer DNA tests to help employees manage their diet and boost their fitness. Landmark has teamed up with British Olympian and double Commonwealth 2014 Games Medal winning cyclist Jess Varnish and British nutrigenetics firm DNAFit Life Sciences to offer DNAFit, a test which…

British Safety Council launches 2015 International Safety Awards

British Safety Council launches 2015 International Safety Awards to celebrate commitment to good health and safety management at work The British Safety Council has formally launched its 2015 International Safety Awards, which are designed to recognise organisations from around the world who have demonstrated their commitment to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees…

Pushing health up the workplace agenda

On 15 October 2014 the British Safety Council will be hosting its annual conference at the America Square Conference Centre, London. This year we are focusing on occupational health. The programme is designed to assist business leaders, managers and practitioners prevent ill health and promote wellbeing in the workplace. The day’s event will be opened with a…