Menopause should be a protected characteristic and employers should have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for menopausal employees to stem the ‘steady haemorrhage of talented women from our workforce’, according to a group of MPs.
In my last article ‘The Forgotten Risk’, I discussed the potential consequences of not recognising menopause as part of the risk assessment process, highlighting that while pregnancy was covered as specific risk in legislation, menopause currently is not.
Employees are often under pressure go to ‘over and above’ their normal working hours, but could businesses be doing themselves harm by expecting staff to work long hours? OSH content developer Ryan Exley says it’s time for a rethink
The UK government has rejected the Women and Equalities Committee’s recommendations to pilot a workplace menopause leave policy in England and to consult on making menopause a protected characteristic.
After a year of extreme weather events including heat waves, bush fires, rising seas, monsoon rains and devastating floods, as well as the heat stress construction migrant workers have experienced in Qatar with the football World Cup build, this video explains how health and safety managers can help businesses adapt to climate change in the workplace.
The Covid-19 pandemic is behind the rise in reports of drugs and alcohol use in the workplace – and with the rise of homeworking, the problem is only set to get worse. This video explores what safety professionals can do to keep on top of drug and alcohol use at work.