Workplace psychology


Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

To improve workers' protection against cancer, the European Commission has proposed to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Read More

Legislation update webinar: October 2020

Returning to the workplace post-COVID-19, The Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill and workplace mental health and wellbeing. The next Barbour and SHP webinar takes place on Wednesday 14 October, from 11:00am to 12:00noon. Read More

Venues required to enforce rule of 6, NHS QR code posters and contact logs

Hospitality venues in England are now legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000. Read More

5 tips to avoid burnout out whilst working from home

As the government announces its latest set of guidance encouraging workers back home and away from the office, staff burnout has become a very real prospect and one in which employers are now keen to avoid during their transition to a remote working model. Read More

SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: Coronavirus advice for employers, PPE and coronavirus, Scaffolding company and director fined following ‘avoidable’ fall from height fatality, Business owner convicted after ignoring notices and Fire Door Safety Week 2020. Read More

‘I’m totally comfortable with talking about the pandemic as both a risk and an opportunity for practitioners’

In episode 3 of the Safety & Health Podcast, 'IOSH President Andrew Sharman and how What3Words protects lone workers', hear from Andrew Sharman about adapting to COVID-19, and his latest collaborative book, and Giles Rhys Jones, Chief Marketing Officer at What3Words, about how the geocoding system can be used to keep lone workers safe. Read More

Lighthouse Charity offers free wellbeing training for construction industry

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that it will deliver £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020. Read More

NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace and fines for businesses standing in the way of self-isolation

Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers, while business owners who threaten self-isolating staff with redundancy if they do not come to work could face a fine. Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that series of tougher measures will be re-introduced to help tackle the spread of coronavirus, during a television address on Tuesday 22 September, and warned that they could be here to stay for up to six months. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week was first launched in 2013, in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It returns once more for its seventh year in 2020, highlighting research undertaken into the state of fire door maintenance, inspection and replacements across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK Read More


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Business continuity: A Barbour guide

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