Combatting our plastic habits in the workplace

28 September 2021

From revolutionary to ruinous, plastics breathed life into the current age we live in today. Now we face decisions and policy to wean businesses away from the lifeline that plastics offered to a more sustainable means of production in order to mitigate pollution, habitat loss and climate change. Existing commitments are to be reconsidered and even redoubled where new zero-waste and carbon reduction targets are to be met in earnest. Max Starr reports.

Display screen safety: back to basics

27 September 2021

Whether back in the office or still at home, using screens in poorly designed workstation or working environments poses health risks that can be avoided. Jon Herbert provides a reminder of employers’ duties.

Removal of Covid-secure measures

27 September 2021

Now that the Government has scrapped most Covid-19 restrictions in England, can we revert the workplace to how it used to be?

Childhood obesity issues in primary schools

24 September 2021

Childhood obesity has become a key health concern over recent years, particularly in relation to primary school aged children. Kate Goulson considers this sensitive subject and how it impacts upon children, parents and schools.

Liberty Protection Safeguards: update and next steps

23 September 2021

A twelve-week public consultation on a draft Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Code of Practice (CoP) is imminent. The response to this will be the next step towards finalising detail on how the health and social care sectors will implement a new LPS scheme, which is set to replace the existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) from April next year. Christine Grey looks at the next steps and the implications for care services.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

23 September 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Safety upside down

22 September 2021

Belinda Liversedge looks at health and safety at work developments in Australia.