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November 7, 2012

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Story of nicotine and mercury wins work-related film prize

The 2012 Healthy Workplaces Film Award has been won by Spanish director, Chico Pereira, for his documentary about a retired miner.

The award was presented by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) last week. Pereira’s work, entitled ‘Pablo’s Winter’, beat nine other film nominations, documenting the everyday routines of people at various stages of their working lives.

Pereira describes his film as “a story of nicotine and mercury”. It tells the story of retired miner, Pablo, who worked in the mercury mine in the Spanish city of Almadén until it closed in 2011. Now he spends his days watching television, smoking and moaning to his wife.

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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