Tags: Health and safety

Companies have been advised not to cut back on their health and safety expenditure in the face of worsening economic conditions. According to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), skimping on safety could have "disastrous consequences" for organisations and workers alike. President of the institution Ray Hurst said: "We recognise it may be…

Existing rules laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have played a bigger part in raising health and safety standards in the haulage sector than the new corporate manslaughter act will do. That is the opinion of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which also suggested that the rise of civil litigation has provoked…

The trend for employees to engage in working while on the move has resulted in a rise in cases of repetitive strain injury (RSI), new research suggests. According to a study conducted by software and internet giant Microsoft, such injuries have increased by over 30 per cent in the last 12 months, at a cost…

A new report has been published which aims to provide managers with information and guidance to enable them to reduce workplace stress. Jointly funded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Health and Safety Executive and Investors in People, the research is part of a three-year project looking at how management behaviours…

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has published a set of guidelines to encourage staff to get more active. The organisation believes that currently, between 65 per cent of men and 76 per cent of women do not get enough physical exercise and, with employees spending up to 60 per cent of their waking…

Health and Safety is crucial in terms of the success of businesses, according to an industry body. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated that the responsibility for the issue of worker well-being "starts at the top" of organisations. Speaking at a recent Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Developing Leadership Action conference,…

Providing businesses have thorough procedures and policies in place, it is not difficult for them to protect the health and safety of employees who work from home, it has been suggested. According to the National Group on Homeworking (NGH), health and safety procedures which apply to onsite workers can often be extended to those who…

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is merging with the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) over the next few weeks, is to receive a cash boost of £724 million, it has been revealed. In an announcement made to more than 800 professionals at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 2008 Conference, Lord McKenzie…

Businesses in the UK are unprepared for the implementation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bills which are due to come into force on April 6th, it has been suggested. Under the new laws, companies will face action when a serious breach in health and safety management procedures mean that the duty of care…