As countries in Europe begin to ease some of the Coronavirus-related restrictions, we consider how to support employees' emotional health as we gradually return to work with social distancing measures in place.
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.
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.
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…