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November 12, 2015

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Throwback Thursday: cold & flu season

Well I don’t know about you, but I can certainly feel the coming’s on of a cold this week, and so apparently can everyone in my office…

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks at colds and flu in the workplace and how they can affect workers.

In March 1990 SHP looked at a research study which revealed a link between infection with influenza virus and a decreased ability to perform manual tasks. It also noted that respiratory diseases may change performance efficiency and increase the risk of accidents, both at work and in everyday activities such as driving.

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Sleep and Fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.

This free director’s briefing contains:

  • Key points;
  • Recommendations for employers;
  • Case law;
  • Legal duties.
Barbour EHS

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