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Age Discrimination at Work
Age Discrimination at Work
The law protects workers against age discrimination. Here are the details about what you are protected against and how. Find out too, what to do if you think you have…...
Being Pregnant at Work
Being Pregnant at Work
Explaining your rights at work when you're pregnant. What you can claim for and how much leave you can take....
Cancer: Your Rights as an Employee
Cancer: Your Rights as an Employee
An overview of how to handle cancer at work - your rights and repsonbilities and your employer's legal/moral obligations....
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes
COPD is an incurable condition of the lungs often caused by smoking. Other factors, including work-related hazards, may cause or contribute to the disease....
Dealing With Difficult Customers
Dealing With Difficult Customers
How it’s important to adopt the right approach when dealing with a difficult customer. The importance of keeping your self-control and the ability to listen in order…...
Dealing With H1n1, Swine Flu at Work
Dealing With H1n1, Swine Flu at Work
General advice about swine flu, its symptoms, antiviral treatment, and what to do about the disease at work...
Dealing With Long Working Hours
Dealing With Long Working Hours
The reasons why we either choose or are forced into working longer hours and the implications of that on both our professional and personal lives....
Domestic Violence and Your Work Life
Domestic Violence and Your Work Life
The implications of victims of domestic violence on the workplace. What an employer can do to help. Spotting potential traits of victims and adjustments and support…...
Drug and Alcohol Problems at Work
Drug and Alcohol Problems at Work
A guide to the problem of alcohol and drugs in the workplace...
Exemptions to the Smoking Ban
Exemptions to the Smoking Ban
The exemptions to the smoking ban as it applies to England and the restrictions even within the exceptions to the rule....
Eye Safety at Work
Eye Safety at Work
Eye safety at work is important, so always ensure you have a risk assessment, suitable first aid facilities and appropriate eye protection in place....
Family Friendly Working
Family Friendly Working
A guide to the latest family friendly laws and workplace policies....
Farming Respiratory Hazards
Farming Respiratory Hazards
How respiratory hazards can affect agricultural workers. Equipment and working practices which can help to minimise the risks....
Food Safety and the Law
Food Safety and the Law
If you work with food or employ people who do, then here are the essentials you really need to know about food safety and the associated laws....
Handling Noise in the Workplace
Handling Noise in the Workplace
What constitutes excessive noise in the workplace. Exceeding noise levels and action that must be taken. How workplace noise can have a severe impact upon health....
Health and Fitness at Work
Health and Fitness at Work
A useful guide to staying fit and healthy while at work....
Health and Safety Qualifications
Health and Safety Qualifications
A qualification from NEBOSH gives you the chance to become a health and safety professional and a member of an accredited body....
Health Assessments
Health Assessments
Assessing the health of present and prospective employees and looking at ways to encourage good health practice to motivate the workforce....
Heat Stress
Heat Stress
How heat stress can affect workers. How to recognise the symptoms and the importance of reducing the risks posed and how that can be achieved....
How to Avoid MSD's at Work
How to Avoid MSD's at Work
A look at the main cause of Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace....
How To Get Your Work/ Life Balance Right
How To Get Your Work/ Life Balance Right
How to maintain a balance between work and life. Things an employer can do to make life more manageable for their staff and retain their loyalty....
Identifying Mental Health Problems at Work
Identifying Mental Health Problems at Work
Identifying mental health problems at work, and the provision of counselling and mentoring support services for staff, is a sensitive but necessary job for an employer...
Lead Poisoning: Causes and Prevention
Lead Poisoning: Causes and Prevention
Lead poisoning is rarely fatal but can cause debilitating health problems because blood and bones absorb the metal. Chelation therapy, EDTA treatment and prevention…...
Managing Back Pain in the WorkPlace
Managing Back Pain in the WorkPlace
How to prevent and manage back pain in the work place. Things that cause back pain at work and ways in which employers can minimise the risks....
Passive Smoking At Work
Passive Smoking At Work
A look at the effects of passive smoking in the workplace....
Potential Hazards of Latex
Potential Hazards of Latex
Manufacturers use latex for many items, including gloves. These items may cause various symptoms to develop that indicate an allergic reaction....
Returning to Work After Absence Due to Anxiety or Depression
Returning to Work After Absence Due to Anxiety or Depression
How returning to work can often speed up the recovery of someone who has been off sick with a mental illness. How an employer’s understanding and a good colleague…...
Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury
Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury
How a good employer will do all they possibly can to help you return to work smoothly following accident or injury. Adjustments that can be made both to aid your…...
Risks at Work
Risks at Work
Dangers and risks in the workplace. What are the most common dangers in the workplace and how best to keep the workplace a safe environment....
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Have you ever felt uncomfortable because a colleague's behaviour is of a sexual nature? Sometimes you might be unsure of how to react or feel your complaint has not…...
Sickness: Your Rights
Sickness: Your Rights
Your rights and financial entitlements should you be off work sick. What benefits you can claim and how you can claim them. What to do if you're dismissed from work…...
Smoking Ban and the Workplace
Smoking Ban and the Workplace
How the smoking ban will affect the workplace and other places in England from July 1, 2007. What employers, staff and customers/visitors must do in order to comply…...
Standing for Long Periods
Standing for Long Periods
Standing for long periods is unhealthy. Nonetheless, millions of UK workers do it everyday and many suffer problems with veins and feet. Prolonged standing can also…...
The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors
The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors
The role of the agency worker and contract worker and how they can benefit companies and provide flexibility. Things employers should be aware of when it comes to…...
The Dangers Of Asbestos At Work
The Dangers Of Asbestos At Work
Exposure to Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, claiming more than 50,000 victims in the last 30 years....
What if Work Makes You Ill?
What if Work Makes You Ill?
Nobody should let their job adversely affect their health, but it's a sad fact that in Britain many people are still becoming ill because of their work. Find out how…...
What is Occupational Health?
What is Occupational Health?
How an Occupational Health strategy can complement an existing health and safety policy with the focus being on the nature of the individual workplace environment....
When to Quit Your Job
When to Quit Your Job
The factors you should consider when looking at the possibility of quitting your job. Being certain that it’s the right thing to do, that the timing is right and that…...
Working with Dangerous Substances
Working with Dangerous Substances
Dangerous substances in the workplace and how to protect yourself....
Workplace First Aid: Rules
Workplace First Aid: Rules
What is required to meet basic health and safety regulations relating to first aid at work. What provisions you should have and who should be responsible for…...
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