We are in unprecedented times. We are navigating unchartered waters. As OSH professionals, our skills and ability to make dynamic risk assessment, to help businesses make informed risk-based choices and protect people have never been more critical.
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.
Individuals who work as online content moderators are often exposed to violent, distressing and exploitative material. We look at how employers can minimise the OSH risks and improve working conditions.
A new survey has revealed that 58% of those working in construction have suffered from mental health problems due to their job, and over a third have had to take time off work due to mental health problems.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance on how it deals with reports of work-related stress, with a reminder that it is not the appropriate body to investigate concerns “solely related to individual cases of bullying or harassment, but may consider this if there is evidence of a wider organisational failing”.