Category Archives: Health and Safety

Bullying causes ripples across business: How to deal with the problem

Bullying in the workplace not only affects staff, it can also affect organisations – both large and small – in their ability to operate. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) claims 70% of managers have witnessed bullying in the past three … Continue reading

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How to stop worrying

Britons are suffering from more anxiety than ever. Do we simply need to view our problems in a different light? Let six chilled correspondents change your life… The Independent  http://tinyurl.com/5tapxg3

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Small businesses warned as first corporate manslaughter trial under new law starts

As the UK’s first corporate manslaughter trial under new legislation gets underway, a law firm has said that small businesses are right to be concerned over the law. The trial against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings over the death of 27-year-old geologist … Continue reading

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Helpline in prime minister bullying row shuts down

The helpline at the centre of last year’s Downing Street bullying row has closed after its chief executive quit, the charity announced yesterday. The National Bullying Helpline confirmed it had shut following the resignation of leader Christine Pratt and a continued … Continue reading

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Welcome to the war zone: the field hospital for sozzled City staff

At this time of year, it is not only the usual distressing soaks the paramedics need to help sober up, putting them on drips or pumping their stomachs. Bankers, lawyers and accountants – celebrating the end of the working year … Continue reading

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One in four UK workers would not claim for serious work injury

A quarter of UK workers would not make a negligence claim if they experienced a serious injury at work as the result of faulty or unsuitable equipment, a survey has suggested. According to the Health and Safety Executive there were … Continue reading

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52% of employers do not consider depression a good enough reason to take time off

UK employers are leaving themselves wide open to disability discrimination claims because they are failing to take depression and stress in the workplace seriously, new research reveals. More than half (52%) of the 1,822 firms surveyed by online therapy service … Continue reading

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Six steps to tackle employee stress

With the TUC’s biennial survey of safety representatives identifying stress as the most common health and safety problem in the workplace, Laura Chamberlain looks at what employers can do to tackle the issue. According to XpertHR’s 2010 stress management survey, 44% of employers provide training relevant … Continue reading

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One-third of older workers struggle to breathe causing adverse effects on performance

Employers are being urged to do more to support older workers after new research revealed that nearly one-third sometimes struggle to catch their breath, negatively affecting their performance at work. Of 6,732 51- to 60-year-olds surveyed by the British Thoracic … Continue reading

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Mental health concerns prompt incapacity assessment changes

The government is to make changes to the assessment of long-term incapacity claimants to place more of a focus on the understanding of “complex mental health issues”, it has been announced. The Department for Work and Pensions has accepted the recommendations of … Continue reading

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