Recruitment Advisor is a recruitment and employment review website that provides workers with information about recruitment agencies and workers’ rights when they are looking for a job abroad. More than 10,000 recruitment agencies in Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea are listed on the website, which is currently available in English, Indonesian, Nepali and Tagalog.
I served 18 years in the army and when I left a friend suggested health and safety as a career. I did my NEBOSH certificate as part of my pre-release and joined Hampshire police as a civilian station duty officer, later becoming the Unison union's local health and safety lead. I worked as a local authority inspector for four and a half years, gained my NEBOSH diploma and then moved to the National Health Service (NHS), where I’ve been for 16 years.During this time, I started running 10k races.
The public debate on the future of work has centred so far on the likely shape of the workplace and its implications for both employers and employees. There has been far less focus on what this might mean for workers’ health, safety and wellbeing. When wellbeing has been considered, the discussion has centred on the present, rather than preparing us for the challenges of the future. Yet, the impact of automation on the workplace will be more fundamental than is commonly understood, with 11 million jobs predicted to be lost in the next 20 years in the UK.
The employee at the Tesco Extra store in Highwoods Square in Colchester, Essex, was cleaning an oven on 5 May 2016 when the chemical product he was using splashed his face. He was not wearing goggles and his left eye and eyelid were burned.Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court was told that the employee had difficulties following written and verbal instructions, which his manager was aware of.
“It’s lovely to have a salad bar, but not if you have to wade through carcinogens to get to it,” said Peter Brown, head of the Health and Safety Executive’s health and work programme.In one of the first sessions of this year’s Health and Wellbeing at Work conference in Birmingham on 6 March, Brown noted that good employers prioritise controlling serious health hazards over the softer wellbeing measures once described by BT Group’s chief medical officer Paul Litchfield as “fruit and pilates”.
Ambulance Victoria pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe working environment and failing to ensure volunteer officers were not exposed to risks under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The organisation was fined A$200,000 (£113,500) on each charge at Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on 8 March.
Organisations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the Nordic countries and southern Europe, such as Spain and Portugal, were also likely to have higher levels of good practice than those in other countries.
Anti-bullying training and disciplining individuals is not enough to stop ill-treatment in the workplace. This is the message from researchers who carried out a study funded by IOSH which found more than two workers in five in the Republic of Ireland have experience of ill-treatment at work.
Last April more than 60,000 people working in the infrastructure industry downed tools in the first campaign, called Stop. Make a Change. More than 50 major clients, contractors and materials suppliers participated and many of them made commitments to help tackle mental health, respiratory health, plant safety and fatigue.This year the initiative has been extended the whole construction sector “to increase the impact and share the best practice that has been developed more widely”, said campaign organiser the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).