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…

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 →

An Adventure in Excellence

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards have become a key fixture in the health and safety calendar, and winning an award is a fantastic way to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety excellence and continued progression and success year on year. But did you know that all RoSPA Winners are offered the chance to join the Awards Excellence Forum? For those of you unfamiliar with the forum…..

Mental Health in the Workplace – Learning how to thrive

In this short post, Dr Karen McDonnell discusses the importance of organisations focussing on their internal approach around mental health in the workplace. When was the last time you told someone you were proud of them or asked them how they were feeling? Too often in the world of work we crash on, getting the... Continue Reading →

What do Icebergs, Triangles, Carrots and a little bit of cheese have in common…and no it’s not MasterChef!

The theories linked to each of these four ingredients are fundamentally important in explaining the rich mix that is health and safety. Over the last few years we have successfully debunked health and safety myths, where 'Health and safety' is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible activities going... Continue Reading →

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