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    HSE seeks firms’ input

    A search is on for examples of good practice in organisations – both large and small – that can demonstrate active employee involvement in health and safety. The Health and Safety Executive wants the information...

    Work experience safety guide

    The guide will update a previous HSE publication, Health and Safety on Work Experience , which is no longer available. The draft text of Managing Health and Safety on Work Experience: a Guide for Organisers can be found on...

    Understanding Stress

    Developer Synergy Training (01825 830221) Price from £900 for a 10-user licence Produced in conjunction with a French publisher, this bilingual, interactive CD-Rom explores the causes and effects of workplace stress...

    Work experience safety guide

    Employers who provide work experience for school students can comment on a draft health and safety guide for people who organise placements. The guide will update a previous HSE publication, Health and Safety on Work Experience...

    HSE tackles workplace stress

    Employers could be forced to reduce working hours, take on more people to relieve work-loads and improve working conditions in order to reduce levels of stress. New guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive warns...

    Dangerous Waters – Strategies for Improving Wellbeing at Work

    Authors Stephen Williams and Lesley Cooper Publisher Wiley (01243 843294) Price £19.99 ISBN 0 471 98265 2 Adopting a holistic approach to the topic of well-being at work, this book addresses the consequences of an “unhealthy”...

    Women ‘not safe’ at work

    Nearly 12 million women could be risking their health merely by going into work every day because of safety laws designed with male workers in mind, the TUC claims. The TUC is calling for “gender-sensitive” health...

    Cleaning injuries surveyed

    Backbreaking work carried out by cleaners in schools, hospitals and local authorities comes under scrutiny in a survey by Unison and the Health and Safety Executive. The report highlights the health risks to staff who use...

    Lunchtime choir inspires unsung heroes

    Music maestros seem to have replaced gurus in the management inspiration role, as illustrated by your recent feature “ Keynote speakers ” (11 March). In my previous company, where I was corporate training manager...

    Fashion world appoints chaperones after drink and drugs revelations

    After revelations about drink and drugs in the fashion industry, “mother hens” were appointed by agencies for London Fashion Week to chaperone young models and ensure they were in bed by 10pm. A leading agency...