Does Safeguarding Employee Health and Safety Increase Productivity?

Does Safeguarding Employee Health and Safety Increase Productivity?

By Simon BlissBlog

UK productivity is on a steady decline, with slow growth since the 2008 economic crash. What is causing this? Productivity is essential for the workplace to function. Nevertheless, many employers fail to see how health and safety increases productivity. How Health and Safety Increases Productivity During the 2017-2018 period, more than a million UK workers … Read More

The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers of 2019

The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers of 2019

By Holly CallenderBlog

Do health and safety influencers exist? Well, you might associate the word ‘influencer’ with famous pop stars on Instagram, or with those who have made their millions by creating YouTube videos. However, the definition of ‘influencer’ is “an individual who has the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of his/her authority, knowledge, position … Read More

Will Health and Safety Ever Die?

Will Health and Safety Ever Die?

By Hannah StewartBlog

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) became a profession around the mid-1900s, and has been the subject of satire and frustration ever since. OHS saves millions of lives, but as we see more and more workplace tasks automated, will health and safety ever die? Many things threaten Health and Safety – deregulation, public opinion, corporate greed … Read More

Top Summer Safety Tips for Workers in 2019

Top Summer Safety Tips for Workers in 2019

By Holly CallenderBlog

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy the warm weather and light nights of summer. But for workers spending long days indoors or outdoors, summer weather becomes a risk. OSHA says: “Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should … Read More

How to Make Health and Safety Fun

How to Make Health and Safety Fun

By David CantBlog

Health and safety is unsexy and boring. In fact, of the many elements involved in a project, health and safety is often the least popular. Media coverage of poor practice and ridiculous “elf n’ safety” cases helped bring the discipline into disrepute. Take this recent example: Lancashire County Council banning bunting strung across roads during … Read More