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  1. March 2019
    Roger Tydeman
    Top Tips To Protect Hearing In Your Workplace
    With today, March 13, being Ear Muff Day we explore the heritage of the humble (but essential!) ear-defender, remind ourselves of the legislation and provide a few tips to prevent hearing loss in your workplace. What started 146 years ago as a homemade invention to keep your ears warm whilst ice-skating has evolved into vital protection for everyone who works...
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  2. March 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    PPE for Women: The Nearest Male Size Just Isn’t Good Enough
    When it comes to personal protective equipment, not everything is created equal. As many women can testify, with masks, boots and workwear being predominantly designed for men, finding a comfortable, practical fit can be nearly impossible when you’re a woman. International Women’s Day is this Friday 8th March, with the theme of ‘Balance For Better’. We’re taking a stand for...
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  3. February 2019
    Anna Keane
    8 Step Respiratory Protection Programme To Protect Against Welding Fumes
    This month the HSE advised that exposure to welding fumes (including mild steel welding) can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. The updated regulations are based on evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and have been endorsed by The Workplace Health Expert Committee, who has since reclassified mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen, meaning it...
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  4. January 2019
    Roger Tydeman
    How To Achieve Continuous Improvements In Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls
    When it comes to preventing incidents involving slips, trips and falls, it’s important to have a continuous, multi-faceted programme in place that regularly reviews and assesses performance. In a previous blog, we’ve given advice on How to prevent costly slips, trips and falls. Here, we detail how to know when you’re getting it right and how to ensure you keep...
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  5. January 2019
    Sandy Spenkelink
    How To Prevent Costly Slips, Trips And Falls
    During 2017/18 over half of non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers were caused by just two different accident types. Slips, trips and falls were one of these, accounting for 31% of all injuries According to the latest HSE statistics, many of these incidents resulted in comparatively minor injuries, However, a concern that must not be overlooked is the sheer...
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  6. December 2018
    Sandy Spenkelink
    A Solution For Greater Hygiene And Comfort In Half Mask Respiratory Protection
    The Hygiene risks that occur in respiratory protection masks are often an afterthought. Getting your workforce to wear respiratory protection and keep it on while working is a big enough issue, without the added problem of keeping it clean. Add to this, research carried out by the Health and Safety Executive which reported the reasons why respiratory protection is not...
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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