On 3 April 2019, the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) held its fourth Human Capital workshop in Paris. Created in 2011, the CSHS is a collaboration between IOSH, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Employers are being urged to invest more in training line managers, so they are confident and competent to support staff who are struggling to cope, after a survey found stress was a growing problem in UK workplaces.
New guidance has been published to help line managers support female employees going through the menopause after new research found that three-quarters of women who took time off work due to their symptoms felt uncomfortable citing the reason for their absence.
Lottie Galvin, Mental Health First Aider at iHASCO, talks about a concerning trend in UK workplaces - Employers neglecting their employees' mental health and wellbeing. You can read the full article here.
A Network Rail signal box worker who claimed that his employer had failed to provide him with the rest breaks to which he was entitled has had his claim dismissed by the Court of Appeal (www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2019/269.pdf).