It's easy to underestimate the risks that can come with working with vibrating power tools on a daily basis. Occupational health adviser Bruce Ormiston looks at what OH professionals need to know. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), e More...01 May 2013 00:01
Occupational health nurse adviser Diane Romano-Woodward gives an overview of the legislation and best practice surrounding the use of sharps in occupational health practice.
Within OH practice, sharps are used for many reasons. Vaccinations are give More...01 April 2013 00:01
Lone workers can face risks those in an office environment may not even think about. Walter Brennan explains how to evaluate these and handle them effectively. As with any other form of work, employers are expected to undertake a risk assessment befo More...01 March 2013 00:01
Contracts are an important business tool and most OH practitioners will need to deal with them as part of their day-to-day practice. Susanna Everton gives an overview of the important points you need to know.
Occupational health practitioners will More...01 February 2013 00:01
Most occupational health practitioners will face having to make a convincing argument to the budget setters for adequate resourcing of their department. Patricia Southworth offers some tips on how to get the best deal. Few occupational health profess More...01 January 2013 09:00
Employees who suffer from anxiety-driven panic attacks will require extra support in the workplace. The following case study describes the type of help available and the involvement of occupational health in the treatment process.
When cable fitter More...01 August 2012 09:00
Case management reports should ensure that all occupational health referrals are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. Lara Carmel explains how OH practitioners should approach this task.
Preparing and writing occupational health reports to More...01 May 2012 09:10
The tough economic climate is creating pressure on HR professionals to perform well and achieve quick results while demonstrating evidence of an ethical approach and high standards.
Careers can be adversely affected by this stressful environment. G More...28 February 2012 08:45
Organisations must ensure that they are able to provide a healthy and productive environment for older workers, says Kathy Lewis.
When does old age begin? At what age does an individual become too old to carry on their current job tasks due to negat More...01 October 2011 09:55
Fit for Work Service pilots were launched in an attempt to tackle issues with sickness absence management. Occupational health adviser Teresa Harrison takes a look at an example of the scheme and what it has been able to achieve so far. The Leicesters More...01 September 2011 09:59
Tennis elbow can severely limit the ways in which a person is able to move their arm. Occupational health specialists Leigh Turvey and Anne Harriss examine a case study involving the injury and its impact on work.
Tennis elbow or, to give More...01 August 2011 08:59
Occupational health services are more prominent in larger organisations than in small businesses. Occupational health specialist Andy Phillips looks at why SMEs should invest in OH and how to decide on the type of services to offer. Small and med More...01 July 2011 10:40
Setting up an occupational health service to support the military can pose a number of difficult challenges. Carolynne Davey discusses how she approached the task. In March 2006, Carolynne Davey was appointed to set up an occupational health service a More...01 June 2011 15:55
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
This free guide is part of Smart Buyer, a free service from Personnel Today E-LEARNING Contents Overview Reasons to imple More...02 March 2011 16:11
Free buyer's guides from Personnel Today to help you make the right buying decisions in HR Smart Buyer provides the latest top tips, buyer's guides, case studies and expert guidance on procuring training and e-learni More...22 August 2010 17:16
An HR manager who won £1,000 to spend on training has learned how to coach and supervise others so his skills can be shared with his colleagues. Andy Symonds, who works for crisp manufacturer Golden Wonder, won the prize at the Chartered Institute of More...13 August 2009 10:20
British manufacturers fear that a lack of training by employers during the recession will lead to a skills gap when the upturn comes, according to an industry body. In a survey carried out by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, 55% of companies sa More...27 May 2009 10:21
Fewer adults are involved in learning in the UK than at any time since 1996, according to research by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) . It said that its latest annual poll of adult learners in the UK found 18% of adu More...08 May 2009 00:00
The CIPD has warned the government against focusing on job creation ahead of skills and training in tomorrow's Budget. John Philpott, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said that although many top university gr More...21 April 2009 17:11