Back attack! The real cost of manual handling injuries

 As we’ve discussed in previous posts about manual handling, heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can all increase the risk of injuries. In this short piece, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Journal, we explore some real life examples that show just how devastating manual handling injuries can... Continue Reading →

The ABC of OSH (Part 1)

As every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in... Continue Reading →

7 super tips for safer patient handling

As our previous post on MSD statistics showed, an estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders. One of the most common causes of these injuries is poor manual handling– in fact, more than a third of all reported workplace injuries which result in someone being off work for more... Continue Reading →

What is Manual Handling? Explanation of the regulations and TILE tool

If you’ve ever wondered what manual handling is or what the regulations for manual handling are, then this post is for you.  More importantly, it highlights the manual handling TILE acronym and how to implement this within your organisation. Definition of manual handling and the manual handling regulations The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992... Continue Reading →

Top Ten ‘Hot Works’ Safety Tips – Guest Blog

Does your job involve hot works - such as welding, the use of oxy/gas equipment and acetylene, cutting operations and air-arc gouging? If so, in this guest post you'll find ten tips to help you stay safe. Each year, over 1000 work related injuries to welders are reported to the  HSE - approximately 300 of which... Continue Reading →

Warning: Shocking MSD statistics laid bare

If you're looking to get manual handling taken seriously in your organisation it's true that the statistics speak for themselves. However,  if you want to change behaviour you need to make these statistics meaningful - and that's exactly where this new thought-provoking infographic comes in... With half a million cases last year, and the loss of 7.5 million... Continue Reading →

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