More than a feeling? Behavioural safety in the workplace

As we have discussed in the past, employee wellbeing is a vital component to ensure the safety of your organisation. Related to this, it is also crucial that you understand how your staff feel about their jobs. An employee’s attitude is very much a part of their own perception of self, which in turn feeds... Continue Reading →

7 deadly safety sins you should never commit

As our previous posts on workplace safety statistics illustrate, accidents and injuries are tragically common in our places of work, be it in the office, construction site or factory floor. However, there are a number of common traps to avoid – and steps you can take – to ensure the safety of you and your... Continue Reading →

Ten occupational health and safety milestones that shook the world

Set to become an invaluable resource for students, academics, health and safety professionals and others with a general interest in industrial history, the History of Occupational Safety and Health website sets out developments from the 1802 Factory Act to various regulation changes made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year. Launched on April... Continue Reading →

Fire safety management: 5 flaming hot tips to protect your business

While the total number of fires continues to fall in the UK, fire nevertheless remains a major risk to both households and business. In 2011-12 fire and rescue authorities attended a total of 272,000 fires, resulting in a total of 380 fire-related fatalities and 11,300 non-fatal casualties. The good news is that, according to the... Continue Reading →

What is COSHH? Safety symbol quiz!

As we’ve discussed in a previous COSHH definition post, we’re frequently asked “What is COSHH?” and “What does COSHH stand for?” Read on for a COSHH definition, a guide to COSHH symbols and a chance to test your knowledge! What does COSHH stand for? COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’ and under... Continue Reading →

5 ways to make the most your Safety & Health Expo visit

After 30 unforgettable years, Safety and Health Expo has moved from Birmingham's NEC to ExCel, London. As well as an excuse to visit the thriving capital city, ExCeL is one of the few venues to offer enough space for the IOSH conference, Safety and Health Expo and the other 5 shows within the Protection and... Continue Reading →

Correct lifting techniques: Manual handling tips you can’t afford to miss!

As our Manual Handling Statistics poster shows, an estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSDs. In fact MSDs are the single biggest cause of workplace injury in the UK! What’s more, many of these injuries could be prevented if people used correct manual handling techniques, or ‘principles... Continue Reading →

After the worst has happened: Accident investigation

So much of accident prevention is focused on... well, exactly that: Prevention. Of course, as a health and safety professional this is understandable – the financial burden, legal consequences, and the humanitarian costs of accidents in the workplace are well documented and it’s your job to ensure your colleagues remain healthy and able to work.... Continue Reading →

A brief history of signs

It’s funny, sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. Safety signs and warning signs can make a big difference, simply by highlighting hazards and risks in the workplace, and allowing us to modify our behaviour accordingly. What you may not know however, is it’s a strategy that’s been effective for hundreds, if not... Continue Reading →

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