Welcome to the Pro-Sapien EHS March news roundup! Spring has sprung and the EHS world has been busy.
Firstly, research finds one in seven workers don't feel safe at work, with violent workplace incidents rising 36% since 2012.
In other news, colleague support is required for a successful return to work, how to mitigate unexpected high-risk jobs, safety tech comes to construction, and the UK's BBC faces criticism for showing unsafe practice in a motoring show.
Read on for the full scoop.
EHS News This Month
One in Seven Employees Don’t Feel Safe at Work
EHS Today • David Sparkman
"With workplace violence on the rise, one out of seven employees don’t feel safe at work, and neither they nor human resources personnel know how to respond if an incident occurs, according to recent research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management." Read more »
Colleague support, good attitude necessary for successful return to work, researchers say
"A positive attitude and supportive co-workers are among the most important factors for a successful return to work for an employee who has been on leave for an injury or illness, according to researchers from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University." Read more »
Unexpected high-risk jobs and how to limit potential harm
SHP Online • Emily Liptak
"Contrary to popular belief, there are occupations that are seemingly harmless but may potentially be hazardous in a variety of different ways. When exploring an occupation of interest, you should always keep in mind the dangers you may face, regardless of how safe an environment may seem, as Emily Liptak explains." Read more »
Safety technology comes to construction industry
ISHN • Lee Sadd
"Though it’s often characterized as a traditional blue-collar industry, construction has long been at the forefront of technological progress. With a critical role in the buildings we occupy and the infrastructure we use every day, it’s critical that the development of safety, efficiency and structural technologies remains on the cutting edge." Read more »
BBC pulls iPlayer footage of unsafe Top Gear excavation after social media uproar
Health and Safety at Work • Elaine Knutt
"Risk assessment and safety management procedures at the BBC have been called into question after Top Gear broadcast a segment on 10 March that showed a presenter climbing into two unshored excavations around 2 m deep." Read more »