Nearly two million people at risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a serious and disabling condition that is preventable if appropriate controls are in place. Theo Simon, an application engineer specialist in abrasives at 3M, discusses situations where there is repeated and frequent use of hand-held power tools – such as orbital sanders and angle grinders, found in industries such as foundries, heavy steel fabrication and construction.
Employing an estimated 2.1 million workers in Great Britain (ONS), 6% of the total British workforce according to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, the construction industry is big business. However, it’s also a risky business.
The Covid-19 pandemic is behind the rise in reports of drugs and alcohol use in the workplace – and with the rise of homeworking, the problem is only set to get worse. This video explores what safety professionals can do to keep on top of drug and alcohol use at work.
Neurodiversity at Work, written by Theo Smith and Amanda Kirby, aims to highlight how organisations can improve business outcomes, employee satisfaction and brand impact by recruiting, supporting, and valuing neurodiversity in the workplace.