Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
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.
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.
More than 700 organisations have now signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for her to end the Government's crackdown on red tape.
The UK has been hit by three terrorist attacks in less than three months. These tragic events highlight the need to have a disaster contingency plan in place.
Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws.
Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety management.