Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘OSH Professional’

armbandAs part of our ever popular Backstage Pass series, we speak to people who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers, asking them to share the secrets of their success and hopefully offer some words of wisdom. This month we’re delighted to talk to Anita Gough. After all, if anybody should be able to offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of a career in health and safety, it’s RoSPA’s very own Facilities and Health & Safety Manager! (more…)

Read Full Post »

Asbestos 3As we discussed in our previous post on asbestos facts, asbestos was historically revered as a ‘magic mineral’, used in a multitude of commercial and industrial applications, from roofing to toothpaste! Today however, we recognise the dangers associated with its use, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this special report, a longer version of which appears in this month’s RoSPA OSH Journal, we look at the history of asbestos in more detail, and explore what can be done to tackle its deadly legacy.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

sharkIn this special guest feature, we invite Andrew Sharman, Vice Chairman of the Board of IOSH, to describe his approach to risk in both his professional and personal life – which, amongst other activities, occasionally includes swimming with sharks… (more…)

Read Full Post »

Stress 2This week marks the return of the annual European Week for Safety and Health at Work, which this year focuses on the issue of work-related stress. As we have discussed previously, stress and related illnesses are a major problem in workplaces, and are estimated to cost the UK economy a staggering £26 billion pounds each year. With this is mind, we have invited senior lecturer in psychology and ‘stress expert’ Dr Ashley Weinberg to discuss what can be done to help ease the burden on both employers and employees. (more…)

Read Full Post »

This is it… it’s your chance to decide who deserves to win a free Achievement Award Entry* to the RoSPA Awards 2015! To mark the end of this year’s awards, we’re asking you to vote for your favourite ‘RoSPA Smile’. To vote, simply click on the link below your chosen image and we’ll do the rest.

But be quick… voting will close at 3pm today! The lucky winner will be announced on twitter.

So come on, which one of these gorgeous grins deserves to win?

(more…)

Read Full Post »

EyeStrainAs we discussed in our post on DSE regulations, display screen equipment (DSE) can give rise to a variety of ill health conditions when used habitually. The most prevalent damage to users is repetitive strain injury (RSI), which is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse. In this special report, which appears in this month’s RoSPA OSH Journal, we look at how to protect yourself and your employees from injury. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Reaching your goalAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a life hack is defined as: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. As occupational safety professionals, one of the most common criticisms of health and safety we hear is that it takes too long and slows down productivity… (more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »