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Poor air quality – the forgotten productivity killer

by David Cant on September 26th, 2017

Poor air quality – the forgotten productivity killer Good air quality is essential to employee productivity – so why do so many employers overlook it? Air quality is a crucial factor in employee productivity and wellbeing – but businesses outside heavy industry are apparently unaware of this fact. Respiratory diseases caused by inhaled particulates are… Read the Full Post

Horrific industrial Penis accident is a warning to men everywhere

by David Cant on September 22nd, 2017

Horrific industrial penis accident is a warning to men everywhere A man from Gloucestershire is recovering in hospital after suffering one of the most painful (and embarrassing) workplace injuries ever. Somehow, the man involved managed to cut off his own penis with a circular saw. Details of the accident remain sketchy, but the injury could… Read the Full Post

The Annual Saga of the School Shoes

by David Cant on September 11th, 2017

The Annual Saga of the School Shoes Every year kids are sent home for wearing the wrong uniform – but it’s not usually a health and safety issue. Every year, at the beginning of September, hundreds (thousands?) of students are sent straight home for failing to wear the correct uniform, having a prohibited haircut or… Read the Full Post

When HR and health and safety need to join forces

by David Cant on September 5th, 2017

When HR and health and safety need to join forces In many organisations, health and safety measures are deployed to protect employees against physical dangers. Touchy-feely subjects based on emotions are left to the human resources department. Unfortunately, this means your health and safety policies can become unbalanced. The mental well-being of your employees is… Read the Full Post

Workplace psychology – communicating information and using influence effectively

by David Cant on August 24th, 2017

Workplace psychology – communicating information and influencing others effectively Training plays an extremely important role in helping raise health and safety standards. But simply presenting information to employees may not be enough to effect the change you want. Instead, you need to carefully consider how information is communicated – and how to positively influence your… Read the Full Post

OFSTED inspector kicks off a health and safety row

by David Cant on August 17th, 2017

OFSTED inspector kicks off a health and safety row In this day and age, it is rare to hear a civil servant calling for children to be exposed to risky situations. But when Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman accused schools of mollycoddling students, that’s exactly what seemed to happen – or so the tabloid headlines would… Read the Full Post

What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety?

by David Cant on August 10th, 2017

What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety? Lax health and safety standards may be amusing – until someone gets hurt. When visiting a foreign country, It is always interesting to observe the workplace habits of one’s peers. So on a recent trip to Romania, a colleague snapped this photograph of a gang… Read the Full Post

What is the most dangerous industry in the UK?

by David Cant on July 31st, 2017

What is the most dangerous industry in the UK? The HSE has released their latest figures about UK health and safety – and the results may be surprising for some. The annual HSE report always makes for sobering reading. The good news is that health and safety standards continue to improve – but as always… Read the Full Post

Addressing mental illness in the workplace

by David Cant on July 19th, 2017

Addressing mental illness in the workplace Despite continued awareness campaigns, mental illness still remains a taboo subject in the workplace. Mental illness remains one of the hardest subjects for employers and employees to tackle effectively. Unlike most afflictions, people tend to think they can ignore mental health, carrying on as normal in a “don’t ask,… Read the Full Post

Behaviour and why people take risks in the workplace

by David Cant on July 3rd, 2017

Behaviour and why people take risks in the workplace Most health and safety provisions boil down to common sense, so why do so many workers take risks? Despite all your risk assessments, PPE and disciplinary procedures, workplace safety still hinges on the behaviour of your employees. If workers act contrary to these guidelines designed to… Read the Full Post

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