All items: Health and safety

  • Getting ready for ISO 45001

    Date:
    28 September 2017

    A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance of a roundtable discussion about the standard at November's Institution of Occupational Safety and Health conference, Marcus Boocock looks at how organisations can get ready for the standard.

  • How HR can help in a tough financial climate

    Date:
    31 August 2017

    With an estimated one in eight workers living in poverty and many employees feeling the squeeze of below-inflation pay awards, how can HR support them to make the best of their money, asks Steve Herbert?

  • What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

    Date:
    31 August 2017

    This article is intended as a resource to help explain occupational health's role to HR or line managers. It may be particularly useful for HR managers who are relatively new to working with occupational health, and who might be working with SMEs with access to a contracted OH provider.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

    Date:
    1 February 2017

    It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.

  • PTSD in the workplace: how to recognise it and support employees with the disorder

    Date:
    2 October 2016

    A training programme has been launched for managers dealing with former servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychotherapist Piers Bishop explains the rationale behind the programme, and how management training can help all employees with the disorder.

  • Is resilience training the solution to technology overload?

    Date:
    1 October 2016

    Rapid technological advancements are transforming working patterns and increasing stress and anxiety levels. Resilience training can help, explains Mandy Rutter, psychologist and head of resilience services at Validium, a provider of psychological health services.

  • Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

    Date:
    23 August 2016

    Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.

  • Big data and the fight against cyber bullying

    Date:
    2 November 2015

    Investigations into allegations of cyber bullying or harassment can be time-consuming and delicate. A piece of data analysis software might be able to help, discovers Cath Everett.

  • Can wearable technology boost corporate wellbeing?

    Date:
    3 June 2015

    With analysts predicted a three-fold increase in the sales of "wearables", how can employers harness the trend responsibly?

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Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.