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Occupational health? Who needs it?

There are many strong arguments to support an organisational focus on occupational health (often described as “the promotion and maintenance of physical and mental well-being of all staff and the prevention of ill health”). It is definitely in an organisation’s … Continue reading

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New European legislation governing workplace safety signs – ISO 70140

Under the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, employers are required to provide specific safety signs whenever there is a risk that cannot be eradicated by other means. This signage covers a broad range of purposes, including: Hazard … Continue reading

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Changes to Access to Work – making it easier for people with disabilities to work

Access to Work is a specialist disability programme delivered by Jobcentre Plus, which provides practical advice and support to help disabled people and their employers overcome work-related obstacles resulting from their disability. The Access to Work programme is intended to provide … Continue reading

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Legislation and discrimination against people with mental illness

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords with the aim of reducing the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness by repealing certain pieces of legislation that are considered to prevent … Continue reading

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