Workplace illness


Coronavirus advice for employers

Boris Johnson has said that Plan B COVID-19 restrictions will end on Thursday 27 January, meaning businesses are to start to prepare to welcome people back into workplaces Read More

Invisible disabilities in the workplace

Nichola Ebbern shares her personal experience of invisible disabilities in the workplace and provides advice for how employers can support them. Read More

A guide to helping employees with addiction

SHP provides a guide on how employers should approach addiction in the workplace, and how they can best support their employees. Read More

St John Ambulance warns lives are ‘at risk’ due to lack of office first aiders

St John Ambulance warns lives could be lost at work due to a lack of trained first aiders, as 50% of employees now enjoy flexible working. Read More

What I’ve learned from supporting colleagues with cancer and their caregivers: In conversation with Kate Field

Kate Field has supported several colleagues living with cancer. This has included supporting individuals during treatment and on their return to work, as well as supporting caregivers whose loved ones have had cancer. In this interview Kate explains how she’s seen cancer impact people’s working lives and suggests ways in which employers can help. Read More

Fine after employees exposed to chemical spill

The fabrication division of Nasmyth Technologies Limited has been fined after four employees were exposed to hazardous substances that caused significant ill health and time off work. Read More

‘Government downplaying COVID-19 workplace risk’, report warns

New research from think tank, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER), has found the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace remains significant and is being ‘dangerously downplayed’ by the Government's ‘light-touch approach’. Read More

Can the spread of workplace illness be avoided, post-COVID, by increased remote working?

A report in the Independent has highlighted that there has not been a single case of influenza detected by Public Health England so far in 2021. 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

Responding to COVID-19 – What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

Your organisation is now making preparations for the coming COVID-19 pandemic and you are deluged with specific concerns, information and action plans that need to be developed. Amongst the many questions being asked by the Board, should be a cut through question: 'What are our health and safety criminal law obligations in dealing with the coronavirus, what do we have to do and how can we protect ourselves from blame if we get it wrong?' Read More



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