Health & Safety

ISO 45003 – New Guidelines on Psychological Health and Safety at Work and Managing Psychosocial Risks 

Research carried out by the European Union Organisation for Safety and Health at Work (ESENER EU-OSHA 2010, 2015, 2019),  found that only 20% of European Enterprises inform their employees on psychosocial risks or work related stress, let alone take action to tackle these issues. Studies suggest that stress is a factor in between 50% and …

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Legionella: Managing the risks and reopening buildings safely

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is potentially susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some …

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Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the …

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“Everyone who can work from home should work from home”

COVID-19: What employers need to consider for home working “Everyone who can work from home should work from home,” William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Dynamics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston told the Guardian Newspaper. “The most important thing is that even if it won’t protect you …

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What are the leading safety indicators and what part do they plan in organisational behaviour and safety culture?

Organisational behaviour gives insight on how employees behave and perform in the workplace. It helps organisations develop an understanding of the aspects that can motivate employees, increase their performance, and help organisations establish a strong and trusting relationship with their employees.  Developing a strong safety culture in an organisation is an important organisational behaviour factor. …

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