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…
A survey recently completed by SC Johnson ProfessionalTM showed that only one in four outdoor workers wore sun protection cream during 2018’s summer months – despite this being one of the hottest summers on record with above average hours of sunshine.
Safety & Health Expo 2019, the UK’s biggest event for health and safety professionals, opens its doors next week at ExCeL London, from 18-20 June for three days of product launches, business, learning and networking.