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Identifying Mental Health Problems at Work

Identifying mental health problems at work may seem an area full of difficulty – and it is. But to ignore the signs of mental ill health is to treat people who suffer from such problems less favourably than others. This is unfair and may infringe the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). DDA The DDA opposes discrimination […]

How To Get Your Work/ Life Balance Right

The issue of finding and attaining a good balance between work commitments and a personal life has become even more of a key factor than money or job prospects in recent years when considering a new job or Career Change. There are a number of different categories of people who are keener on seeking a […]

Health Assessments

If truth be told, most employees are often too busy worrying about work to worry about their health. The irony is that you need to be healthy to work effectively in the first place. The longer term consequences of ignoring employees’ health can be very costly to business. Many illnesses develop so slowly that you […]

Heat Stress

Heat stress usually occurs in the workplace because the workplace itself is too hot, the employee is over-exerting themselves or a combination of the two. Excessive humidity and the type of clothing worn to carry out a particular job can also be contributory factors. How Does Heat Stress Occur? When your body overheats, it reacts […]

Passive Smoking At Work

Passive smoking at work is thought to be responsible for more than 700 deaths every year, with second-hand smoke twice as lethal as all other types of workplace accidents. Staff in the hospitality sector, particularly those working behind a bar, are at the most risk with more than 49 killed every year through passive smoking. […]

How to Avoid MSD’s at Work

Musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs are the biggest health and safety risk for workers in the UK with more than a million cases reported each year. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that MSDs and related injuries cost society more than £5.7 billion. The term MSD covers a range of injuries including Back […]

Eye Safety at Work

It’s a distressing fact that thousands of eye accidents occur at work in the UK each year. Some of the accidents are minor but others, around 10–20%, result in partial or full blindness. It’s therefore essential for employers and staff to pay attention to eye safety. Common Causes of Eye Problems Some of the common […]

Health & Safety at Work: Your Rights Explained

All workers are entitled to work in an environment that is reasonably safe. Primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety in the work place is down to employers. However employees also have some responsibilities. Your Employer’s responsibilities Employers have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of their employees. These include: Assess […]

Health and Safety Qualifications

NEBOSH is the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. For anyone interested in a health, safety, risk management or environmental work-related qualification NEBOSH can help. Professional membership bodies recognise the NEBOSH awards. These bodies are the IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health); the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment); and the […]

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. Work-related illnesses like stress, Back Pain, depression and RSI are all too common nowadays, adding to the more serious long-term conditions like asbestosis which can cause death. According […]