occupational health


Hand hygiene best practice and skin health

Advice for employers and health & safety professionals on how to adhere to government guidance on hand hygiene best practice. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Environmental swabbing method for COVID-19 detection introduced

SOCOTEC says it has introduced a new environmental swabbing procedure to determine the presence of coronavirus on surfaces across a range of workplace environments. Read More

Coronavirus: Which key workers are most at risk?

Workers in occupations with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths – such as care workers, taxi and cab drivers, security guards, and sales and retail assistants – are more likely to come from a BAME background, be women, and have lower than average rates of pay. Read More

Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace

In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the right measures to ensure their facilities are hygienic and that employees are safe. Those businesses that have temporarily closed and are starting to plan for when they can reopen, should think about what the workplace will look like post lockdown, and proactively take steps to ensure they reopen in the most hygienic way possible. Read More

Horizon scanning: Questions about the ‘new normal’

Regardless of the UK’s approach for lifting lockdown, we will be living in what is euphemistically called a ‘new normal’. This creates new challenges and opportunities for the health and safety and allied professions. Read More

Occupational health and safety in the home

Around 8.7 million people said that they worked from home in 2019 – less than 30% of the UK workforce – according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics. The same survey also reported that only 1.7 million regularly worked from home. Read More

Protecting your eyes while working from home

Three top tips on how you can protect yourself against eye strain and fatigue whilst working from home. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

20 things about absence and health in 20 years

After 20 years of Health and wellbeing at work surveys, the CIPD has reflected on what has changed – and what's stayed the same – over the years… Read More



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