The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive have shown that of the 28.5 million days lost to work-related illness in 2009/10, around one-third were directly attributable to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Affecting twice as many p More...01 June 2011 15:33
It is essential to identify the causes of work-related disorders for advisers to solve the problem. Body mapping is a useful tool, says occupational health and safety practitioner Catherine Tye. The aim of this article is to demonstrate how body-mapp More...03 May 2011 16:22
Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely. With significant rise in the number of flu cases , including the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, the focus for everyone – especial More...05 January 2011 09:43
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Green office design and refurbishment company Morgan Lovell has appointed a sustainability manager to lead its low-carbon and energy efficiency initiatives nationwide.
Sophie Hutchinson joins the sustainable office fit out company with a More...12 July 2010 14:58
The environmental rating tool BREEAM from BRE Global is put under the spotlight in a podcast from green office design experts, Morgan Lovell.
The podcast is the second in the Green Office series, being produced bi-monthly by Morgan Lovell, where lis More...29 May 2010 15:08
Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
This article is part of a Personnel Today Buyers' Guide, a free, independent resource for employers thinking of impl More...28 May 2010 13:55
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24
As a result of research undertaken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on mental wellbeing in the workplace, guidance has been produced on promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working condition More...23 November 2009 13:00
In today’s ever health-conscious environment, cholesterol is seen as a key element when taking an overview of an individual’s health.
A survey conducted by occupational health specialists Abermed at this year’s Offshore Europe Exhibition has show More...04 November 2009 15:13
At a time when businesses are bracing themselves for the second wave of Swine Flu, Inov8 Science has published results of trials in offices that show a substantial reduction in airborne bioburden – an indicative measure of the bugs that cause col More...22 October 2009 12:57
Migrant workers employed in the construction industry are twice as likely to die at work compared to their British counterparts, a report has found.
A freedom of information request to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that 12 migrant w More...01 April 2009 10:28
As the recession deepens, many organisations are relocating their premises to cut overheads. But moving offices can be a positive experience if well handled. Phil Boucher reports.
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Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments where any employment practices or physical features of premises place a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person. This duty has been brought into sharp focu More...01 March 2009 00:00
Local authorities have admitted they have some way to go to ensure their buildings are suitable for staff after a survey revealed that half of all council offices were in poor condition. Close to half of the 86 local authorities councils po More...24 October 2008 10:48
Wychavon District Council has been crowned the best council to work for in an annual competition. The council - based in Worcestershire - beat scores of other local authorities in the contest run by workplace engagement consultancy Best Compani More...25 September 2008 12:25
Every year Best Companies and The Sunday Times recognise and celebrate the best workplaces in the UK.
More recently, Best Companies have introduced Best Companies Accreditation and with it the Best Companies Guide - an annual reference guide More...11 July 2008 15:27
The threat of knife crime is persuading increasing numbers of employers to provide staff with stab vests to protect them if they are attacked with a knife. Stab vest supplier the Body Armour Company said it had received about 10,000 orders for protec More...07 July 2008 10:40
If you thought it was just airline passengers who were at risk of blood clots, think again. Longer hours and sedentary working conditions mean ‘e-thrombosis’ is on the rise. Sally O’Reilly reports We may be a nation of couch potatoes, but our bodies More...24 June 2008 00:00
Apart from their salaries and job security, employees are most worried about comfort in the workplace, a survey has found.
What Workers Want , a report for estate agent Savills, found workspace conditions to be most important to staff, with More...11 June 2008 09:17