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  1. December 2018
    Roger Tydeman
    The 5 Components of Effective Employee Safety Reward Programs
    Employee Safety Reward Programs do work - if they are well thought out and implemented properly. Incentives are an essential tool for any organisation, for promoting workplace safety, regardless of size or industry.   When designing a new reward program, ask employees to get involved in aspects of creating your program. What rewards would they like to earn? How will they...
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  2. November 2018
    Roger Tydeman
    Breakthrough Technology in Disposable Mask offering Maximum Comfort and Protection
    There are a number of all too familiar comments that we all hear from workers using respiratory protection. “I can’t breathe properly’, ‘the mask keeps steaming up’, ‘my mask doesn’t fit over my nose properly’.  These remarks belong to some of the common safety challenges we are asked to address.   Disposable masks with higher filtration levels, FFP3, contain more...
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  3. November 2018
    Anna Keane
    5 Ways Successful Safety Managers Reward and Recognise Safe Behaviour
    Employees are humans and at times they will need to change their behaviour to bring safety levels in an organisation to a desirable level. To improve levels of demonstrated safe behaviour, you first need strategies to change behaviour. Rewards and recognition is a good place to start.   The methods used to change behaviour are numerous.  Research has shown that...
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  4. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    The hidden impact of poor air quality
    Following Mental Health Awareness day, it seems timely to address not only the physical impacts of air pollution, but the hidden impact of variable air quality on mental health and wellness, which is often overlooked.     All Health & Safety professionals work hard to protect their workforce against physical dangers - providing them with the best equipment and insight...
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  5. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How to prevent slips, trips and falls this winter
    Statistics don’t exaggerate: slips, trips and falls peak during the winter months. Walkways become wet and slippery as rain and leaves fall onto paths. As daylight dwindles the number of hazards increases. Active housekeeping programs and raising awareness are two of the most common preparations that are undertaken to mitigate the risk of twisted ankles, concussions and broken bones. However...
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  6. October 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Preparing your workforce for a mild winter
    There are a multitude of articles, tips & advice out there for protecting your workers against the extreme cold.  The need for having the right levels of thermal protection for extreme weather is largely understood and documented.  However, the difficulty in the UK is the range of temperature fluctuations that your workforce has to deal with during autumn & winter...
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  7. September 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    10 Tips for Improving your Prescription Safety Eyewear Programme
    This National Eye Health Week, which runs from 24th-30th September 2018, we’re looking at the most common challenges in an important area of workplace safety - your Prescription Safety Eyewear Programme. A simple and straightforward programme leads to wearer adoption and engagement. If your programme causes headaches with paper-based forms, complicated eVouchers that are an administrative nightmare, or payment in...
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  8. September 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How to Find the Right Defibrillator for your Workplace
    It’s something you hope will never happen in your workplace, but every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with no warning. The stark reality is that only 5-10% of those people survive. Overall, 13% of workplace fatalities are caused by an SCA. External defibrillators can increase survival rates by up to 75...
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  9. September 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    Should Rigger Boots be banned?
    There is no law banning Rigger Boots, but there is a growing trend with companies buying footwear for their workforce that has more ankle support than the Rigger Boot provides.  With slips, trips and falls being the most common type of injury, accounting for 40% of major injuries reported in the workplace, there has been a rise in high-leg boots...
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  10. August 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How to protect your workforce from Contact Dermatitis
    One of the most common types of work related skin condition is contact dermatitis. Diagnosing this condition can be challenging for medical professionals as there are many different stages and both acute and chronic dermatitis symptoms can vary considerably. When skin conditions arise in the hands, contact dermatitis is nearly always suspected. Factors like whether the condition improves away from...
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