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Being Pregnant at Work

When you find out you are pregnant, you will no doubt be very busy organising everything for the arrival of your baby, from painting a nursery to buying baby clothes. However it is often easy to forget that you need to make preparations for your new baby at work too. If you are working when […]

Managing Back Pain in the WorkPlace

Back problems and disorders are the most common form of ill health at work. Tackling the problem involves a partnership approach between employers, workers and health and safety representatives, all of whom have a role to play. The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has made the tackling of back pain and related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) […]

Smoking Ban and the Workplace

From July 1 2007, it is now illegal to smoke in the workplace in England, as part of new government legislation which was passed in the Health Act 2006. The ban applies to all workplaces and public places, public transport, work vehicles, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, shopping centres and offices. It is therefore imperative to […]

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. The effects can take many years to develop but Asbestos-related illnesses can include conditions as deadly as lung cancer, asbestosis and Mesothelioma. The diseases can extend far beyond the people working […]

Health and Fitness at Work

Employee wellbeing is fast becoming the next big thing in employment relations, with many companies drawing a link between low productivity and the unhealthy lifestyles of staff. Rising obesity, Stress Levels and sickness absence have all been blamed on things like bad diet, a lack of exercise and poor lifestyle choices. The growing Long Working […]

Dealing With Difficult Customers

People who work in sales and especially, customer service are at the sharp end of having to deal with angry people and it’s not restricted to just these two types of job that have to bear the brunt of an irate customer. Most of us at some time in our jobs will encounter an uncomfortable […]

Cancer: Your Rights as an Employee

Most people suffer a sense of deep shock when they are told that they have cancer. Many choose to confront this potentially life threatening disease head on, and try to continue their life with as much normality as possible. For many, this also means choosing to keep on working. Others find that they need to […]

Age Discrimination at Work

It is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you due to your age. This discrimination may be a refusal to employ you, or generally treating you worse than other employees due to your age (unless there is good reason to do so). Age discrimination includes: Being too young Being too old Combined […]

Farming Respiratory Hazards

There are many different substances which can cause respiratory problems if you’re working on a farm. Respiratory hazards can be extremely dangerous and, whilst there is no getting away from the fact that certain hazards cannot be eliminated, due care and attention must be taken to ensure that the proper Procedures and Protection are put […]

Domestic Violence and Your Work Life

Most of us would believe that domestic violence at home and the place in which we work are totally unrelated. However, it is important to remember that home and work issues cannot always be kept separate entirely and domestic violence can impact greatly on the working life of someone who is being abused. It can […]