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redcardCalling all directors – the onus is on YOU to manage health and safety. Here IOSH President Elect, and RoSPA OSH Policy Advisor, Dr Karen McDonnell tells you what you need to know when it comes to taking control of health safety in the workplace…

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Asbestos TapeAsbestos. Just the word is enough to set most peoples hearts racing. As we’ve discussed in our feature on asbestos statistics, asbestos is still the single greatest cause of UK work-related deaths, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this eye-opening presentation, we expose some of the most surprising facts about the former ‘magic mineral’… You’ll never look at your toothpaste the same way again!

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iStock_000012173128XSmallAccording to the TUC, in 2014 the number of people who reported that they usually work from home reached four million for the first time – an increase of 62,000 over the course of 2013 to 2014. In this special report, we look at what employers need to do in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees working at home.

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Building a FutureThe economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to come into play this April. But with growth and change, there inevitably comes new challenges – and some of the same ones keep raising their heads.

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Guardian_Angel_Advert2For over fifty years, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards have honoured organisations from around the world who have strived for the highest standards in safety. In 2014, however, they went a step further. The RoSPA Guardian Angel Award recognises those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the safety of others, often by sacrificing their own time and energy to change lives and improve awareness. Now that nominations are open for this year’s Guardian Angel Awards, we thought we’d bring you an exclusive insight into what it feels like to receive this unique honour, by speaking to a selection of last year’s winners from a range of different backgrounds…

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs we discussed in the ABC of OSH Part 1, all safety and health professionals grapple with a near endless list of issues in order to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. In this second part, we look at the final 13 letters and what they mean for every OSH professional…

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builderNew Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations, subject to goverment approval, are due to come into force in April, but what changes do the 2015 regulations bring, and how will your businesses be affected?

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