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 […]

How to Reduce Absenteeism

Whilst most workers are only absent from work for genuine reasons such as injury or sickness, every company has problems with people who take time off work for no particular valid reason, although they’ll almost always come up with a legitimate ‘valid excuse’ (even if they’re lying). A high level of absenteeism is not only […]

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 […]

How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment

It is compulsory for all businesses to carry out a risk assessment on their premises to ensure that their premises, and the activities they carry out on those premises, are safe. A risk assessment considers what might cause harm and assesses how to protect both customers and employees from the identified risk occurring. Our guide […]

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 […]

Dealing With a Male Dominated Environment

When we think about working women taking up jobs in a male-dominated environment we tend to conjure up images of women working in construction or as plumbers or electricians and whilst many women have gone on to forge good careers in these typically male oriented roles, even many white collar professions are still classed more […]

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 […]

Workplace Safety Signs

Warning signs and safety instructions have become a part of everyday life in recent times, and no more so than in the workplace. A boom in the number of safety signs and notices has coincided with a far more vigilant attitude to health and safety and workplace accidents. Employers are legally required to display some […]