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Noise in the Workplace

Exposure to loud noise in the workplace can cause permanent damage to your hearing. It may be temporary but it can often be permanent. It can take the form of hearing loss but can also result in sensations of permanent noise or ringing in the ears, known as ‘tinnitus’, which can prove even more distressing. […]

Food Safety and the Law

The safety of food is essential to any consumer and so should be a priority for any food business. Consumers want to be assured that the food they buy and eat is: What it is labelled to be (i.e. Doesn’t contain pork if it is labelled as beef) Will not harm them once eaten In […]

Family Friendly Working

At one time starting a family almost invariably meant that a woman’s working life would have to be put on hold, while fathers were left to muddle through the best they could. However, a host of relatively new laws coupled with changing attitudes across the business world are making things much easier for working mums […]

Exemptions to the Smoking Ban

Since Scotland became the first country in the UK to introduce the smoking ban in March 2006, all the remaining countries which constitute the UK all now have the same or very similar legislation in place with regards to the smoking ban. There are some places which are exempt however. And, although any exemptions to […]

Drug and Alcohol Problems at Work

Every year thousands of lives are ruined by alcohol and drug abuse, with people’s careers one of the first areas to suffer. Problems with drink and drugs are on the rise in the UK and naturally this is having a major impact on the world of work. One of the first places problems can surface […]

Dealing With Long Working Hours

People who are inclined to work longer hours than most tend to do so for a number of reasons. Some have little choice; their employer’s needs may dictate that they are required to put in more time and providing it’s within the terms and conditions of an Employee’s Contract and conforms to the EU’s Working […]

Dealing With H1n1, Swine Flu at Work

One of the most potentially serious threats to public health in recent years is swine flu, otherwise known as influenza A (H1N1). There are certain measures, however, that workers can take to safeguard themselves and their colleagues. What is Swine Flu? Swine flu is a disease of the respiratory system. It usually affects pigs although […]

COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It covers a range of lung diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive airways disease. Symptoms A common symptom of COPD is what many people call “smoker’s cough”. Such a cough is persistent and becomes worse. The primary symptom, however, is Breathing Problems. Doctors refer to […]

Workplace First Aid: Rules

People at work can suffer injuries or fall ill at any time – suddenly. What is important is that they receive immediate and appropriate attention. First aid covers the arrangements that should be made to ensure that happens. It can prevent minor injuries becoming major ones and can even save lives. What Should I do? […]

Working with Dangerous Substances

Almost all of us will face some sort of dangerous substances at work or during our daily life and it’s important that we understand how to deal with the risks. Although the idea of dangerous substances can conjure up pictures of science laboratories and radioactive waste, the bulk of them are more everyday things like […]