All eyes on safety! Protecting your eyesight at work

For most of us, our ability to see is something we take for granted. Whether a great film, a beautiful sunset, or our children’s smiles when we return home safely from work each day, many of our happiest moments are intrinsically linked to sight... Unless, that is, you happen to be one of the estimated... Continue Reading →

Brave new world of work: How to keep young workers safe

Do you remember your first job? Was it bar work as a student, stacking shelves in the summer holidays or temping in a call centre? Whatever it was, you probably found it a daunting task on your first day. For many young people, the world of work is often a strange and confusing place. Inexperience... Continue Reading →

Corporate manslaughter: Are bigger fines and custodial sentences really the answer?

I had never considered how the words of Gilbert and Sullivan operas had become embedded in our language, but had a faint recollection of school musical productions such as the Mikado, from which the words “let the punishment fit the crime” and “short sharp shock” echoed. These phrases are now commonly linked to meting out... Continue Reading →

The aftermath of an accident – an employer’s guide

According 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!... 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 →

What does the future hold for the construction industry?

The economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to... Continue Reading →

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