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If you’re responsible for the moving and handling of people, then there’s a lot to remember.  This handy infographic is packed full of top tips and advice to help ensure that you and your patients stay safe.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released their latest statistics on workplace safety, and they make for sobering reading.  It’s clear that injuries and illnesses in the workplace are still a major issue in the UK.  Our handy infographic gives you all the key facts and figures:

 

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Literacy is the ability to read, write and understand a particular language. It is the foundation of our education system. Within the workplace there are subject or industry specific literacies such as health literacy, financial literacy, computer literacy and OSH literacy. In this article, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H Journal, David Magee discusses the correlation between low levels of literacy and workplace accidents, ill health and financial losses.

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shutterstock_132429839‘Compensation culture’. In recent years these two words have become joined at the hip. They conjure up a society of serial claimants, egged on by shyster lawyers to adopt a “where there’s a blame there’s a claim” approach to life. However there’s some debate whether this compensation (or claims) culture actually exists, or whether, as Lord Young suggests, it is more a problem of “perception rather than reality.” In this short post, part of which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H journal, we look at the issues surrounding compensation, as well as exploring whether claims for occupational injury and ill health could actually help to drive positive health and safety changes.

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PoliceAccording to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky! For most of us however, jumping in a car, van, bus or truck and making that work related trip is pretty much the most dangerous part of our day. But what can you do to mitigate the risk – both to your employees and your organisation? Read on to find out…

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worker memorial dayWhat is so important about April 28th? It’s the 118th day of the year or the 119th in any leap year. It also means there are only 247 days of 2015 remaining!

 

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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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