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Older patients in residential care settings are at risk of physiological deterioration. Not all cases are easily predicted but failing to recognise early signs can mean poor outcomes for the individual. The effects of Covid-19 in particular can be very varied and not immediately obvious, especially in older people who often develop the “soft signs” of illness. Christine Grey investigates.
This feature advises on the procedures employers may wish to put in place when re-opening the workplace, relating to revising working methods, employee training and absence management, as well as some of the more common HR considerations.
HSE has updated its noise exposure calculator to make it easier for employers to estimate workers’ exposure to noise as part of efforts to reduce the risk of staff suffering noise-induced hearing damage.
Treating women as equal to men does not mean treating the two sexes the same. Women are different biologically and this may need to be taken into account at work. Gordon Tranter investigates how the menopause can affect women’s health in the workplace and suggests how employers can provide support to enable women to continue to work comfortably and productively during this time.
Since the first lockdown back in March 2020, homeworking has become a very significant part of many organisation’s daily operation. Claire Simms, Content Consultant at Croner-i, explores where we are with homeworking.