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Should employers be taking a gendered approach to managing stress and mental health?

Philip Crosbie from law firm Eversheds Sutherland considers whether employers should be taking a gendered approach to managing stress and mental health? Read More

‘Brexit Means Brexit’ – How does the UK’s approach to stress and mental health compare to the approach across Europe?

Paul Verrico and Sarah Valentine from law firm Eversheds Sutherland consider how the UK’s approach to stress and mental health compares to the approach across Europe. Read More

Stress Awareness Month – Where are we on managing work-related stress and does the ESG agenda help?

Tim Hill and Amy Sadro from law firm Eversheds Sutherland talk about how stress is looked at now in the post pandemic world and, how as part of the ESG agenda, tackling stress can gain an increased prominence. Read More

Safety Theory: Habituation, remote misses and safety messaging

Have you ever wondered why workers seem not to learn from near misses that happen to them or colleagues? Why do employees repeatedly do things that are obviously unsafe? Read More

Supporting employees suffering from grief

With mental health being traditionally looked at in the workplace setting, what about the return to work of those grieving, who have suffered loss? In this article, two people who understand the grieving process, share some insights and useful resources for employers. Read More

Most recent HSE statistics show limited action against management

When reinforcing the message of safety non-compliance to managers and directors, sometimes the threat of individual prosecution may be the only way to get through. But do the statistics support that position, when the lack of individual prosecutions is considered? A Freedom of Information Act request yields some interesting answers. Read More

Guiding safety – How are sentencing guidelines determined?

In this article, particularly in view of the difficulty posed in predicting with certainty where, in a range of potential financial penalties, the fine that will be imposed will land, Paul Verrico, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland and Claire Watson, Associate at Eversheds Sutherland, look at the nine steps set out in the Sentencing Guideline and ask what a duty holder can do to prepare for a hearing. Read More

Pregnant workers and COVID–19

When it comes to pregnant workers, employers are required to carry out a risk assessment to identify the risks and how they will be eliminated or reduced. So, what risks and issues should employers be aware of within their pregnant workforce amid the coronavirus outbreak? Read More

Legionella: Where low occupancy poses water-borne risks

As the ‘new normal’ settles in, and questions are asked about when we might return to work, organisations are advised to shift their focus from fire-fighting to business continuity planning and developing a strategy for the re-start of operations. This will ensure organisations are best placed to tackle current concerns, as well as to respond when the Government restrictions are lifted. Read More

Not so good vibrations – Prosecutions for failures to adequately manage the risks from vibration remain a priority for the HSE

Amy Sadro, Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Environment, Health and Safety Team and Dr Chris Nelson, a Principal Consultant and specialist Read More



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