IOSH’s head of advice and practice offers his views on continuous improvement
Forty years ago, the Danish engineer Jens Rasmussen published his SRK framework, distinguishing between skill-based, rule-based and knowledge-based behaviours.
Heathrow Airport’s health and wellbeing strategy includes a focus on sustaining resilience at work and equipping line managers with the tools to support employee mental health.
Organisations that send employees abroad should ensure their safety, security and medical support by following several key steps.
The mental shortcuts we use to make judgements could result in us giving more attention to safety risks than to health ones, but being aware of these unconscious biases could lead to more effective interventions.
The case of a viola player whose loss of hearing was deemed a workplace-related injury has prompted the Royal Opera House to review its safety and health processes.
Rack impacts can lead to operational disruption, missed KPIs and escalating maintenance costs. In the most extreme cases, they might even result in racks collapsing. RackEye offers an intelligent solution to this problem by monitoring warehouse racking 24/7 and instantly notifying warehouse management when an impact has occurred.
Safety and health professionals must develop non-technical skills to keep pace in the fourth industrial revolution – and IOSH’s new competency framework will be key to this
Mental health promotion, leading sustainability and human capital, refining leadership and soft skills, and risk profiling were among the standouts at this year’s conference
I took my first parachute jump on my 16th birthday in March 1982. My father had opened his skydiving business in 1973, having done it as a hobby for years, so I’d been around the sport since the age of six. I’d always wanted to try it and was clamouring to do my first jump – especially after seeing my older brother do it.