A European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) report exploring the health risks associated with prolonged static sitting at work has outlined a range of measures that employers should include in a prevention strategy to enhance employee protection.
The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual report of health and safety on Britain’s railways highlights worker safety as a top priority for Network Rail after the death of three rail employees, including two track workers.
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).