Thursday, February 19, 2015

Work-related Cancer…

The Next 47 Seconds... The ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign that has been recently launched by the Institution of Occupation Safety and Health (IOSH) aims to tackle the inordinately high number of occupation-related cancer deaths in the UK.  It is sobering to realise that there is one work-related cancer death every 47 seconds – roughly

Cyber Crime

A guide to understanding Cyber Crime Cyber-crime is now the world’s fastest growing category of organised crime and is believed to be worth more than the illegal drugs trade. In the UK alone, cyber-crime is estimated to cost the economy £27 billion a year, according to recent research conducted by the University of Cambridge. Organisations face

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Maternity & Paternity Rules

New Maternity & Paternity Rules on the sharing of Parental Leave In November 2012, it was announced that a new system of ‘Shared Parental Leave’ (SPL) was to be introduced to permit both partners to take leave at the same time for babies due on or after 5th April 2015. Finalised rules came into force

Manual Handling is…

…another major cause of injury, which causes nearly one quarter of reported injuries at work (24%), accounting for more than 900,000 lost working days each year.  Often caused by seemingly innocuous incidents, these types of claims will generally run well into five figures by the time potential damages and legal costs are taken into account.

Slips, Trips and Falls…

  …remain the most common cause of major/ specified injuries at work (at 57%), and make up more than one third of the ‘over seven day’ injuries reported (36%). Falls from height in isolation also remain the most common cause of fatalities at work, accounting for nearly a third, at 29%. The recent examples outlined