worker involvement


Addressing cultural diversity to boost health and safety

A greater focus on cultural diversity in the workplace can have a positive impact on occupational safety and health, according to a new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Read More

IOSH 2013 – Learning the lessons from London 2012

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were probably the first time that the arguments in support of health and safety as an enabler, and as something that can bring businesses considerable benefits if done well, came to fruition in the way the organisation of the event was seen around the world. Read More

Worker involvement – Full esteem ahead

The Government's depiction of over-burdensome health and safety and a growing compensation culture flies in the face of broader evidence that the more an organisation involves its workforce on business issues, the more efficient it becomes, says Nigel Bryson. Read More

EU calls on Bangladesh and Pakistan to improve safety in textile factories

The Bangladeshi government has been called on by the EU to comply with relevant health and safety legislation and put in place measures to prevent a recurrence of the textile-factory fire that killed 112 people in November. Read More

NZ mining disaster: Sweeping away of old laws left industry “in limbo”

New laws to improve worker participation in health and safety matters and toughen up directors' duties should be given early attention, according to an official report into the Pike River mining tragedy in New Zealand two years ago. Read More

Risk prevention requires cooperation between workers and management

This year's European Week for Safety and Health at Work is highlighting the role of strong management leadership combined with worker involvement in helping to make Europe's workplaces safe, healthy and productive. Read More

EU proposal “will set UK offshore safety back years”

The oil and gas industry and union leaders have issued a joint statement, voicing their fears that the European Union's proposed regulation of offshore safety could seriously weaken the safety regime in the UK. Read More

“Improve safety reps’ training”, experts tell offshore industry

Operators of oil and gas installations could do more to improve safety reps' competence, particularly in relation to major operational hazard risks, which would bring benefits in risk management, safety culture and business costs. Read More

Building firm embraces its ground force

A recognition that worker involvement could help when bidding for contracts, as well as an incident on one of its flagship building projects, provided a double impetus for Manchester-based Bardsley Construction to reinvigorate its health and safety culture, by setting up a formal process for worker consultation and engagement. Read More

HSE encouraged by offshore safety-rep findings

The majority of duty-holders on UK offshore installations are complying with regulations relating to the involvement of safety reps in health and safety matters, according to the findings of an HSE inspection project. Read More



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