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
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
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00
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
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
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
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
I played a big part in a property rationalisation programme called 'The Way We Work', where we moved people from 51 offices to three.
It turned into a very big change in culture, and has had a really great knock-on effect in terms of what we're try More...27 May 2008 00:00
Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt has called on HR professionals to ensure lessons learned from disasters such as the Buncefield oil explosion are not ignored. Hackitt said that ensuring knowledge was recorded and passed down throug More...02 May 2008 09:15
Just before his surprise resignation, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell blasted both the Labour and Conservative parties for failing to provide adequate housing for the armed forces, despite the current difficulties in retaining staff. More...16 October 2007 10:50
On Friday 20 July 2007 at 2.11pm, Gloucestershire County Council staff received a global e-mail: "Begin to make arrangements to get home safely. Non-essential staff to leave immediately." The ensuing floods crisis created the biggest single emergency More...21 August 2007 00:00
A badly designed, poorly organised work environment is detrimental to productivity and health. Sally O'Reilly reports. More...15 May 2007 00:00
Risk is a natural part of running a business. But how does an organisation ensure it manages those risks effectively? More...01 May 2007 12:25