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Practical Measures for Disabled Workers

There are many practical measures that help disabled workers do their jobs effectively. Employers must take these measures to comply with the law. Occupational health experts can give employers guidance on how to proceed. A government agency also supplies advice and money. The Law There are three laws that apply to employers and their disabled […]

Noise Management and Control

Noise at work can cause hearing damage and loss. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research puts the number of workers exposed to high noise levels in the UK at two million. Noise management and control is therefore a serious issue for employers and staff. Hearing damage and loss is often permanent. And yet it’s relatively […]

Identity Management: Safety at Work

Identity management is a general term that refers to security at work. An identity management system, for example, ensures that individuals access only those parts of a building or computer system that apply to their jobs. Identity management also deals with the control of data. Since data is often personal, identity management helps safeguard privacy. […]

Health Inspectors’ Rights and Powers – A Guide to Visits

A health inspector has the right to enter your work premises at any time. Usually, they will be coming to carry out a health and safety inspection. However they can also be called upon to investigate an accident or other health and safety related incident that may have happened. In the these instances, they will […]

Learning New Skills

Many people choose to go to work and earn money as opposed to opting for further full-time education and there are many valid reasons to choose either path. For those who place education first on their list of priorities they see a full-time commitment to pursuing additional qualifications as their best opportunity to ultimately find […]

Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics is an approach to promoting occupational health which has also has benefits in terms of employee satisfaction and efficiency. In designing work systems, the emphasis is on designing tools, equipment and workplaces so that the job fits the person rather than the reverse. Approaches to prevention may be based on work design or organisational […]

Career Changes – Things to Consider

There are many reasons why you may want to consider a career change. It may be that you are tired of your current job and have a yearning to earn a living in an area about which you are passionate. It might be that you want to re-train to find a better paid job with […]

Exposure to EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields) in the Workplace

Electromagnetic fields and their effects on health and safety in the workplace is an area which, as yet, has not been thoroughly determined as to it warranting specific legislation beyond an EU Directive. What are Electromagnetic Fields? Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, do not just occur at work but are present in our everyday lives wherever […]