Tag: occupational health

Week Commencing 11/07/2022 – In The News

How to keep cool at work during the heatwave The Met Office has extended an Amber Extreme heat warning, as temperatures look to build later this week and early next week for much of England and Wales. According to the HSE, the law does not state a minimum or maximum temperature, but the temperature in […]

Week Commencing 13/06/2022 – In The News

Sun safety – Outdoor workers at risk of the ‘invisible killer’ As occupational skin cancer cases increase, safety experts warn employers of the risks of UV radiation, as two out of three workers are unaware they are at risk of skin cancer, resulting in many not applying protection whilst working outdoors. Whilst exposure to UV […]

Week Commencing 06/06/2022 – In The News

Mercedes recalls almost 1m cars over faulty brakes German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1m older vehicles from around the world because of potential problems with their braking system. Over the weekend, the company said it will contact owners of the vehicles as their brakes may be affected by what it called “advanced corrosion”. The […]

Week Commencing 23/05/2022 – In The News

Trooping the Colour: Family left ‘shaken up’ after seeing part of stand collapse at Trooping the Colour rehearsal Witnesses have shared their shock at seeing part of a stand collapse during a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, which left five people injured. Two of the five injured were taken to hospital following the incident at Horse […]

Week Commencing 18/04/2022 – In The News

Haulage drivers set to benefit from £20m funding to improve roadside facilities £20 million has been allocated to improve safety, security, lighting and shower rooms at roadside services for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. HGV drivers will benefit from £20m funding, which is set to improve the safety and security of roadside facilities, with the […]

Week Commencing 04/04/2022 – In The News

Daughter of former steel worker highlights dangers related to asbestos following father’s death The daughter of a former steel erector is working to raise awareness of the dangers related to asbestos after her father’s death from asbestos-related lung cancer. Terence Burns, from Widnes, died from mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, […]

Top 10 Tips For Managing An Employee’s Return To Work

Managing an employee returning to work after sick leave can be a daunting task – with so many variables and things to consider, it can be difficult to know the best course of action. To help make the process smoother, we’ve put together our top ten tips for managing a return to work. From when […]

Heat Exhaustion – The Effects of Heat Stress and How to Treat Them

Thermometer showing 40 degrees Celsius

Heat stress, whether it be due to working during the summer months or in an environment that is hot year-round, can put employees at risk of heat exhaustion and, more seriously, heatstroke.  HSE guidance leaflet INDG451 states that heat stress occurs when the body’s means of controlling its internal temperature starts to fail. Air temperature, […]

Week Commencing 31/05/2021 – In The News

COVID-19 spelt out in small white tablets surrounded by microscopic viruses against a red background.

40% Chance That Temperature Limit Will be Met by 2025, According to Study It is increasingly likely that the lower of two temperature limits set by the Paris Agreement on climate change will be reached in one of the next five years. A major study by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) puts this probability at […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

An old, derelict house.

Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]