Why we should embrace the older workforce

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A recent UK Government survey revealed that more a million people over 50 are struggling to find employment. Yet, as Chartered psychologist, Dr Lynda Shaw argues, employers are missing the opportunity to upskill their older workers.  There is a huge prejudice against older people at work, partly because of the notion that job performance declines with age. This idea has been around for ma...

Managing occupational road risk

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that a quarter of all road traffic accidents may involve someone who is driving as part of their work. Taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement and recognising the risks and managing them accordingly could help reduce these incidents considerably. Legal requirements Employees that require a vehicle to carry out their ...

Fatigue and safety in the workplace

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The latest in our series of blogs, originally produced for SHP Online, in the lead up to the IOSH conference 2015, comes from our Lead Tutor, Kate Gardner, who looks at fatigue and safety in the workplace. How much of an impact is fatigue having on your business? Working hours have become a crucial factor for many companies as the line between working and leisure time has become more flex...

How to protect employees from industrial hearing loss

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Exposure to loud noises can cause irreparable damage to employees. In this new blog, find out your responsibilities as an employer, and how to protect your workforce from harm. Noise induced hearing loss: understanding your responsibilities As an employer, you are responsible for adequately protecting your workforce against occupational hazards, whatever industry you operate in. With ...