Tackling musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are found across most industries and are associated with many different physical activities such as manual handling, repetitive tasks, muscular fatigue, load lifting, neck extension and awkward fixed postures. The highest incidence rates of MSDs are found in the agriculture, construction, health and social care, transport and logistics and public administration sectors.... Continue Reading →

Getting ergonomics right in addressing MSD risks

The health and safety of employees is a key part of a successful business, but in many industries work activities pose a risk of employees developing aches, pains and discomfort, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs account for 35% of all work-related ill-health in Britain, with 469,000 workers suffering from work-related MSDs, and 6.6... Continue Reading →

Get ahead – become a motorcycle instructor

The riding training market can be a tricky one to stand out in. There are lots of options and it can be tough to choose the right one. RoSPA's Diploma in Motorcycle Instructor Training really stands out from the crowd.  It enables you to apply to join the voluntary Enhanced Rider Scheme, entitling you to... Continue Reading →

Engage for positive change

Our latest guest blog is from Roisin Kelly CMIOSH.  Roisin is HSEQ Manager for Balfour Beatty CLG and in this post she looks at a simple approach which can get the best out of employees... Many years ago, I had an overbearing colleague who would continuously update the team on how much time was left... Continue Reading →

Protecting our most precious cargo on the road: Children

The following is a guest post from Britax Römer, who were the headline sponsors of the recent RoSPA Road Safety Conference. With over 50 years’ experience in child car seat safety, Britax Römer offers guidance in keeping children safe when travelling on the road, by answering the following commonly asked questions: Should I choose a... Continue Reading →

Who cares for the carers?

A view from Elizabeth Warren, policy advisor in the HSE’s Health and Social Care Services Unit. Preventing and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), sometimes known as MSKs, is one of HSE’s health priorities and part of its new Go Home Healthy campaign. MSDs are particularly important in health and social care. We all know that back... Continue Reading →

Nine of the things bad safety leaders do really well

RoSPA are great safety advocates, and their wide range of occupational safety training courses reflect their passion, expertise & leadership in the area. Whilst Safety training can help establish and maintain effective and successful safety procedures and strategies, a great safety leader is equally important. Andrew Sharman is a global thought leader in workplace safety... Continue Reading →

Tackling musculoskeletal issues in the workplace – Michael Paton, Lead Musculoskeletal Disorders Policy at HSE

One of the HSE’s health priorities is to make significant improvements in preventing and controlling exposure to musculoskeletal disorders, the most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain. This year's #OSHtober campaign focusses on this key topic. In this special guest blog, Michael Paton, Lead Musculoskeletal Disorders Policy at HSE discusess their... Continue Reading →

Asbestos – a legacy of horror

As we discussed in our previous post on asbestos facts, asbestos was historically revered as a ‘magic mineral’, used in a multitude of commercial and industrial applications, from roofing to toothpaste! Today however, we recognise the dangers associated with its use, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace... Continue Reading →

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