Beyond CSR: 5 ways volunteering can boost your entire organisation

We all know that charity volunteering is a ‘good’ thing to do. Most of us would love to give up a few hours each week to work at a local food bank, soup kitchen, or even to rattle a tin in order to help a worthy cause. However, in today’s fast-paced society, there are so... Continue Reading →

The crucial question that every H&S manager needs to ask their staff

The vast majority of British businesses are well aware of health and safety risks in the workplace, and how to mitigate or avoid them all together. Trip and slip hazards, working at height and fire safety procedures are things that are now deeply ingrained in the average employer’s psyche - anything that will prevent physical... Continue Reading →

Health and safety responsibilities – 12 essential facts every director needs to grasp

Calling 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...   The board has not just a legal but a moral... Continue Reading →

Homeworking: A guide to employer responsibilities for health and safety

With the advent of homeworking becoming more prevalent, it's become increasingly important for employers to know what they need to do in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees working at home. The phrase 'working from home' actually covers a wide range of jobs. According to research conducted by the Health and... Continue Reading →

Speaking with Angels: What it means to be a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award winner

For 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... Continue Reading →

The ABC of OSH (Part 2)

As 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... Continue Reading →

Corporate storytelling – How effective communication skills could improve workplace safety

As we’ve discussed before, motivating some staff to get excited about safety is not a challenge for the faint-hearted. No matter the number of workplace accident statistics that clearly illustrate the detrimental effect preventable injuries have on our workforce – not to mention our struggling A&E departments – some people still seem to be fixated... Continue Reading →

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