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    Employment and Health: Psychological Stress in the Workplace

    Author Jennie Grimshaw Publisher The British Library Price £38 ISBN 0 7123 0847 4 Work-related stress is a topical subject. Only one-sixth of the 16,600 managers who replied to a survey carried out in 1999 by Management...

    HSE under fire for ‘failure to prosecute wrongdoers’

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) officials are coming under mounting criticism for their apparent reluctance to prosecute firms that breach health and safety laws. The TUC and the British Safety Council (BSC) say that a...

    Stress factors

    An issue that stress consultants often overlook is that stress comes in two forms. Positive stress results from a well-managed workplace and can be harnessed to enhance performance, while negative stress – which causes...

    Health and safety appraisal

    Company directors who breach health and safety laws should face tougher penalties, including prison, according to the TUC. As part of its response to the government’s strategic appraisal of health and safety, it has...

    HSE justifies VDU legislation

    New Health and Safety Executive-funded research into the causes of upper-limb disorders has supported the existence of legislation regulating the use of display screen equipment. Researchers found the length of time spent...

    Smoking Policies & Drugs and Alcohol Policies

    Book Author Tricia Jackson Publisher IPD (01752 202301) Price £9.99 each ISBNs 0 85292 812 2 (smoking); 0 85292 811 4 (drugs) Published as part of the IPD’s Good Practice series, these two titles by Tricia Jackson...

    Rooting out stress

    Rob Briner’s article on stress management (“Against the grain”, 30 September) contained a great deal of common sense. The term “stress” is used to cover a wide range of pressures and symptoms...

    Train crash firms urged to tackle ‘human error’

    Train operators are being put under intense pressure to crack down on poor safety procedures in the wake of last week’s rail crash in west London. Train drivers’ union Aslef has threatened to take industrial action...

    Firms told to admit reality of workplace drug abuse

    The government’s drugs tsar is stepping up his campaign against complacency by carrying out a purge on drugs and alcohol misuse in the workplace next year. Keith Hellawell intends to prise from companies the true extent...

    Health and safety

    Employers blamed for absences UK firms are tolerating an unnecessarily high level of absence by turning a blind eye to sickness, according to a report from the Institute for Employment Studies. The report claims that many...