An employment tribunal has ruled that a House of Commons employee with a longstanding musculoskeletal (MSK) condition was victimised and subjected to discrimination after her employer brought ‘heavy-handed and punitive’ disciplinary proceedings against her.
The critical role played by health workers in protecting patients, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic – and action to better support this essential workforce – is brought to the fore on World Patient Safety Day.
The force’s Health and Safety Adviser Andrew Stephenson gave a presentation to a meeting of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Manchester Branch Public Services Section.He spoke about how they measure noise levels and the controls they put in place as a result of it. With instructors dealing with firearms on a regular basis, the force operates a hierarchy of noise controls, Andrew said. This starts with controlling the noise at source and looking to reduce the exposure time to the noise.