Menopause should be a protected characteristic and employers should have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for menopausal employees to stem the ‘steady haemorrhage of talented women from our workforce’, according to a group of MPs.
Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and published a new model code of practice to make duties in relation to psychosocial hazards clearer and help duty holders comply with these duties.
A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has underlined the need for stronger OSH protections in response to the growing focus on psychosocial work to support wellbeing and productivity, changes to working practices brought about by COVID-19 and technological advances in the economy.
IOSH president elect Lawrence Webb has been working on the wellbeing agenda in his day job as SHE strategy director at construction company Costain for some years. Support from the Board has been genuine and passionate, with a drive to create a workplace where everyone can be at their best.