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Workplace Health and Safety Articles

The ROI of Relaxation: Why Prioritising Employee Wellbeing Makes Business Sense
May 22 2024 - Employee initiatives are no longer just a perk to attract talent.

10 Common Slip and Trip Hazards in the Workplace and How to Manage Them
March 11 2024 - Managing slip and trip hazards effectively involves a combination of practical solutions, regular risk assessments, and fostering a safety-conscious environment.

Strategies for a Successful Return to Work After a Medical Injury
March 3 2024 - Experiencing a medical injury can be both mentally and physically challenging, which is why it's important for your workplace to support you.

Periods, Menopause and Employment
Amended January 30 2024 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer from clear gender based ailments?

Refuelling our teams: supporting resilience and reducing sickness
December 6 2023 - Resilience is often sought-after, or even expected, in the workplace says Paycare Chief Executive Anthony Burns.

How dementia is impacting Britain's workplaces
October 9 2023 - Sadly, the diagnosis rate has soared in recent years, and we're now seeing an overwhelming number of individuals and families impacted by the condition in some way.

Alarm Systems: An Investment In Employee Wellbeing
October 5 2023 - Creating a safe and secure environment is paramount to fostering productivity, reducing stress, and, ultimately, improving overall employee satisfaction.

Ensuring Safety In Business: Employer Responsibilities For Business Premises
September 25 2023 - A commitment to safety is an investment in the companyís future and its most valuable asset; its people.

What To Look For In A Medical Translation Services Provider
July 12 2023 - It's absolutely vital that you have accurate and effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients who speak different languages.

Fire Safety At Work - Protecting People And Property
June 9 2023 - To help you keep both people and property safe from the dangers of fire, here are some essential guidelines to help you implement more robust fire safety measures in your workplace.

5 Ways HR Can Handle Drug And Alcohol Misuse At The Workplace
April 25 2023 - One of the risks that HR needs to address is drug and alcohol misuse.

Running Your Own Construction Business: Health & Safety
March 19 2023 - Some industries are more perilous to operate within than others, and construction is one of them.

Effective Strategies For Improving Safety And Sustainability In The Workplace
March 10 2023 - How do businesses find ways to combine safety and sustainability without having to make any difficult compromises?

5 Common Health Coach Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
February 8 2023 - As a health coach, you rely on your client's trust and belief in your methods.

How to Ensure Safety in Construction
January 2 2023 - Despite recent and sweeping challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide supply chain issues, the global construction market has gone from strength to strength through 2022.

5 Health And Safety Tips When Using Industrial Equipment
December 12 2022 - Help protect workers from life-altering injuries and the company from lawsuits and penalties that accompany injuries.

What To Expect From A Legionella Awareness Course
December 3 2022 - In this article, we take a look at the benefits associated with Legionella awareness courses.

How to Live a Healthier Life
October 16 2022 - Here are some of the steps that could lead to you living a healthier life.

How to Improve the Health and Safety of Your Workplace
October 14 2022 - Every workplace should be safe to work in. This means it needs to be physically, mentally, and emotionally safe.

First Aid Training & Safety in the Workplace
September 7 2022 - Ensuring that there is always someone on site who is trained to deliver first aid is a legal requirement for a lot of industries.

How to protect workers in construction?
August 24 2022 - Construction sites can pose many dangers to workers. From falling from heights to moving objects and asbestos, there are all sorts of construction site hazards.

How to Keep Staff Safe at Work
August 11 2022 - Maintaining the safety of staff is just a part of the duty of care in a company.

Essential hygiene practices for your salon
July 30 2022 - With so much close physical contact, itís important to avoid cross-contamination, bacteria and viruses, which will in turn build trust between you and your clients.

Tips for Preventing Accidents and Injuries on Your Farm
June 23 2022 - There are many hazards presented by farm operations, but what exactly are they - and what can be done to mitigate the risk of injury on-site?

What to Do if You Are Injured at Work
June 18 2022 - Nobody expects to get injured at work, but accidents do happen and even a typical office-based role has its dangers.

Forgotten financial health: why money matters when it comes to workplace wellbeing
March 2 2022 - Itís impossible to overestimate the impact our financial health has on our wellbeing

Creating a Positive and Safe Working Environment
January 22 2022 - No one should feel uncomfortable when they are at work, whether that is physical discomfort or mental, emotional discomfort.

Exploring Different Types of Ultrasounds
January 6 2022 - What are the most common ultrasound types? What are their uses, and which health problems can they detect?

Worker health and safety in the automotive sector post-pandemic
July 9 2021 - The natural rise in general activity as lockdown restrictions ease brings with it some attendant considerations for this industry sector.

Are you sitting comfortably?
March 12 2021 - Poor posture is one of the of the most common causes of injury and lost working days.

Going beyond 'Covid-safe' guidance in the workplace
March 3 2021 - Despite the announcement that lockdown will begin to ease, it is clear there will continue to be guidelines and regulations in place for Covid-secure work places.

Rethinking your workplace wellbeing strategy
October 28 2020 - This year has shown us more than ever why it's important to be physically and emotionally healthy - with many using lockdown to begin and sustain new hobbies and habits.

The Time to Slow Employee Burnout Is Now
July 9 2020 - HR engagement technology expert Justin Black offers some encouragement to HR leaders on getting ready for 'the new normal'

How health and wellbeing will be the responsibility of workplaces in the future
July 9 2020 - By reimagining what the workplace was, these tech companies came to represent a new, more modern way of working that prioritised employee satisfaction.

How Dirty Is Your Office?
February 5 2020 - Proper hygiene and sanitation in the workplace can protect you and your staff from getting sick at work.

How to Help an Employee Return to Work Successfully
It's essential for an employee to feel confident in their return, and the way you manage the situation as a superior can have a profound effect on the process for the better.

5 Ways to Keep Your Lab Employees Safe
Adequate safety measures are essential for any workplace, but especially so in a hazardous environment such as a laboratory.

What to Do if an Employee Has an Accident in Your Workplace
Health and safety should be the number one priority in every workplace, but unfortunately, accidents will still happen.

Minimising Health And Safety Risks For Construction Workers
In any business, safety measures are essential for employee welfare, but, in the high risk industry of construction, implementing strict regulations and making sure that workers follow them is vital

Computer Related Health Problems and How to Prevent Them
May 15 2019 - Do you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, either at work or for pleasure? If you're spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen, you're putting your health at risk.

How Portafina's Findings Could Make Your Workforce Healthier
November 21 2018 - Health is becoming an increasingly important topic of conversation, especially amongst employers.

Myths Around Stress And How To Deal With Them
September 10 2018 - The last few decades of scientific research into stress has provided a new and more diverse picture of what stress is, contradicting our previous understanding of stress, its causes and prevention.

Tinnitus: What employers need to Know
March 1 2016 - Tinnitus is a debilitating condition, and can be caused by exposure to loud or prolonged noise in the workplace, or a head or neck injury.

Workplace Drinking - Where (And How) To Draw The Line
March 1 2016 - You may be able to stop a problem before it starts by issuing clear guidelines about when and where drinking is acceptable.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
January 12 2016 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) is condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified, is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.

5 Ways to Cope with Financial and Work Related Stress and Anxiety
December 8 2015 - If you are continually under stress because of workplace issues or financial worries, it will soon begin to impact on your health in a serious way.

A manager's guide to promoting positive mental health
December 4 2015 - With around one quarter of the UK population expected to encounter a mental health issue within their lifetime, it is clear that managing this societal challenge will require a team effort.

Physio Med Helps John Lewis Partnership Save 41,000 Working Days
November 24 2015 - Case Study - 96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.

Anger at work
July 3 2012 - What makes people angry at work and what are the implications?

Healthy Eating Key to Workplace Productivity
March 2 2012 - It has been claimed that one in three office employees skips a proper lunch, and instead snacks on unhealthy options, which can lead to lethargy, irritability and decreased productivity.

CIPD Attacks Sick Pay Ruling
September 21 2009 - The CIPD have attacked last week's European Court sick pay ruling for being 'divorced from real world' and possibly forcing employers to implement less generous Statutory Sick Pay schemes.

TUC Attacks Inappropriate Footwear Codes
August 18 2008 - The TUC has produced 'Working feet and footwear', a new guide for footwear at work. The authors found that several large city institutions and upmarket retailers include slip-on shoes or high heels in their dress codes for female staff dealing with the public. These types of footwear can be uncomfortable and lead to long-term foot problems - especially when staff have to stand for prolonged periods.

Depression In The Workplace
April 27 2008 - Acas Offers Advice On Health, Work And Wellbeing

Musculoskeletal Disorders
September 25 2007 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), a group of over 200 conditions including arthritis, back pain and damage to joints, muscles and tendons are by far the most prevalent cause of work-related illness in the UK affecting twice as many people as stress.

Sick Certification Study
September 24 2007 - A new Merseyside study has found that more certified intermediate sick leave (6-28 weeks) is given by male GPs to male patients compared to that given by female GPs to female patients.

Trauma Management
January 18 2007 - Effective workplace trauma management can help reduce absence and improve health among employees.

Scottish smoking ban produces rapid health improvement
October 15 2006 - A Dundee study shows significant improvements in bar workers' lung function and a reduction in reported respiratory symptoms within the first few months of the ban on smoking in confined public places in Scotland.

TUC responds to report on UK's poor health and safety record
17 October 2005 - TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber welcomed a report from the the Crime and Society Foundation which concludes that unions are key to tackling the UK's poor health and safety record.

E-mails are a threat to health
January 8 2004 - People who receive e-mails written in a threatening manner or sent by a higher status colleague, experience higher blood pressure than those receiving e-mails of a non-threatening nature or from an equal status colleague. Researchers have concluded that it is counter-effective for managers to write aggressive e-mails as it increases negativity in staff.

Evaluating stress measurement questionnaires
January 3 2002 -

  • Do stress measurement questionnaires really measure stress in a reliable and valid way?
  • Do they actually provide the information that organisations need to tackle workplace stress?



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