Organisations must be prepared and plan effectively and explain to employees how they will respond in the event of an outbreak of Coronavirus, IOSH vice-president Tim Eldridge said last week on BBC World News.
Human beings are the only species that make a conscious decision to miss out on sleep because we don’t see it as being a productive use of our time. If something has to be sacrificed in our hectic lives, it tends to be a good night’s sleep.
Results from the first industry benchmarking exercise against the Thriving at Work Report standards have found that less than two-thirds of businesses in the highways sector are routinely monitoring their workforce’s mental health and wellbeing.
For many manual or maintenance workers, physical health is often closely monitored when it comes to health and safety. Mental health and wellbeing however is an important issue and something that should be taken seriously by both employers and employees. Factors such as job insecurity, isolation, demanding hours and a poor work-life balance are all identified as potentially contributing to poor wellbeing. Shockingly, it was reported last year for example that the risk of suicide is 1.6 times higher than the UK average for those in the construction sector, according to the Office of National…