News from Personnel Today

News from Personnel Today

Met looks into stress

The Metropolitan Police Service is to launch a major stress audit to
investigate the full impact of the problem on its staff, and develop a plan to
fight back. The Met will survey about 10,000 officers and civilian staff to
assess how much impact stress is having on the force. It hopes to implement a
stress management pro-gramme by the New Year.  
Personnel Today, 21 October

Essex NHS tests

Staff at an Essex NHS trust are being psycho-metrically profiled to see how
they cope with stress. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has launched a
training programme in partnership with Westminster Associates called Keeping
Your Balance.
Personnel Today, 21 October

Wave guidance

Employers are to be given EU guidelines on the maximum levels of exposure to
electro-magnetic waves staff should face. The new European guidelines focus on
employees who work with power lines, and mobile phone and radar antennae.
Personnel Today, 11 November

Online advice

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new online
guide to handling dangerous substances. It covers the main risks associated
with working with dangerous substances.
http://europe.osha.eu.int/good_practice/risks/dangerous_substances/index.php

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