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 →

Meet the Winners: Complete Asset Life Management Group

With over 2000 entries submitted every year, our award-winning community continues to grow. We recently caught up with Mark Popham, Director at Complete Asset Life Management Group Ltd (CALM), and a 2019 RoSPA Gold Award winner, to find out how entering the awards has benefited their organisation…

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 →

Back to a healthy future with Napo

By 2030 workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30% or more of the total workforce in many EU countries*. This creates challenges for employees, employers and businesses. This is mainly because employees are not only working longer because they can, but also longer because they have to. Retirement savings aren’t in-line with... Continue Reading →

Don’t put your back into it

With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) costing the economy £6.6 million through lost working days and 469,000 workers suffering new or longstanding work related MSDs in 2017/18*, it’s safe to say that this is still a major issue facing both employers and employees despite advances in technology, training and awareness. With Manual Handling Training (people and objects)... Continue Reading →

Changes to the NEBOSH Certificate syllabus

The NEBOSH National General Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate have been revised to include an updated syllabus to teach learners about health and safety in the modern workplace. With the help of over 3,000 leading experts, organisations, learners and learning partners, the new versions offer more learner friendly experience to the delegate, with more... 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 →

Construction – still the most dangerous profession?

It’s widely accepted that the construction industry is a risky industry to be in, but why is it considered one of the most dangerous when compared to working in other industries like agriculture, deep sea fishing or offshore oil? Firstly, construction regularly comes top of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) table of statistics for... Continue Reading →

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