Continuity Planning? Thinking back to Monday 16th March 2020 I remember getting up early. I was due to visit one of our homes in Tewkesbury. I was just about to leave the house when an email landed from a senior Director telling us all to ‘Hold’ all visits and be ready for a conference call... Continue Reading →
Catch it, Kill it, Bin it… Then What?
The role of key workers has also been widely discussed, such as the value of NHS staff and care workers, the role of educators and the rapid transition to home schooling. And as I sit here at home thinking about the 27million households in the UK on lockdown, and the impact on people and their communities, I can hear a familiar sound; that of another vital front line service – the refuse lorry...
To a Mouse
With almost 2000 RoSPA Awards entrants and even with the extra day available in 2020, bringing the best out in this global network needed extra pairs of hands
The Blue Monday Myth
‘Blue Monday’ may not be supported by hard evidence, but depression and other mental health issues are a real concern in the workplace.
Let’s talk about human capital
Human capital does not exist as a figure on a balance sheet. Rather, human capital is an intangible asset and represents the economic value of a worker's experience and skills. This includes education, training, intelligence, skills, health, and other things employers value such as loyalty and punctuality. Just like financial capital, human capital can be... Continue Reading →
It’s time to speak up about Musculoskeletal Disorders
Many of my friends, family and work colleagues have had their lives affected by musculoskeletal disorders and after years of campaigning for change I am using my voice to help raise awareness of how easy it is to prevent MSDs and create the right conditions for people to live fulfilling lives at work and at... Continue Reading →
Are you ready for #OSHtober?
Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace is a truly global challenge. From low back pain to sore joints, MSDs are a considerable cost to the NHS and a drain on the public health system across the world. Prevention is by far the better option when compared to the rehabilitation costs of bringing people back... Continue Reading →
The Magic of Mentoring
Head of RoSPA Scotland and OHS Policy Advisor Karen McDonnell discusses her recent performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and how it had strong similarities with her mentoring work…
The heat is on
To be writing a blog about heat stress during January might seem strange to some, but some readers will obviously now be facing the hottest period of the year.
Less is more: Proportionate implementation of ISO 45001
To coin a phrase – less is more. While this was originally the motto adopted by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in support of minimalist design, in today’s world it’s more commonly used to refer to something less complex and therefore easier to appreciate. Indeed, while the inner workings of a modern-day car, virtual... Continue Reading →
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