Organisations should provide their crisis management teams with the correct level of training, investment and support so they can respond effectively to the major global risks facing the world in 2023.
The 2009 financial crash brought a wave of redundancies across UK industries and another period of economic uncertainty has emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Fiona Charlton talks about her own experience; how best to respond to being made redundant; and how key stakeholders can better support IOSH members
A director who had installed a cryotherapy chamber was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled, because the technical director and principal health and safety officer at the business failed to raise concerns about the work undertaken.
More methodically sound research to inform evidence-based guidelines on physical workplace adjustments is required to support neuro-divergent workers so they are able to perform effectively without any constraints at work.
A UK study of line managers that explores the support they have given employees who have returned to work after long-term sickness absence due to common mental disorders highlights five behavioural strategies that could enhance HR and senior management policies and practices.
A randomised control trial has found that office workers who use a standing desk alongside other interventions that encourage them to sit less and move around reduced their sitting time by an hour a day over one year.