Covid disruption, wide scale furloughing of workers and a 10% reduction in weekly hours worked has been accompanied by a 28% year-on-year increase in the number of work-related fatal accidents, according to Great Britain’s annual fatality statistics.
A recent article on accident investigation prompted an interesting debate. IOSH thought leadership manager Chris Jerman CFIOSH attempts to expand that debate further with his views on investigation techniques.
Employers need to place greater onus on competencies linked to empathy and compassion when recruiting line managers so they can manage staff more effectively, according to a new report from Business in the Community (BITC).
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is calling on employers to introduce company-wide fatigue risk management strategies to combat the problem after its report found around a quarter to almost a third of drivers surveyed had admitted to having fallen asleep while driving at least once in the past year.