Supporting emotional wellbeing in the early years

16 August 2019

With more children now experiencing mental health issues, it is vital that families and practitioners recognise that children’s emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical health. Elizabeth Walker looks at how giving the right support in the early years can lead to positive outcomes in later life.

Latest tools from ECHA on poison centres

15 August 2019

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses some of the recent developments surrounding the requirements to notify mixtures to poison centres. Caroline looks at some of the recent tools, the possible deadline extension and Member State implementation.

A gig on your own?

14 August 2019

Workers in the gig economy may have to organise their own lobbying efforts to ensure that their health, safety and wellbeing is being adequately protected at work, argues Lawrence Waterman.

Dying for a seat?

14 August 2019

Evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is a serious health hazard. Should office workers be worried, asks Belinda Liversedge.

Theatre machinery guidance published by IOSH

14 August 2019

A guidance leaflet on the safe design, manufacture and use of machinery for use in theatrical sets and scenery has been published by IOSH’s Theatre Advisory Group.

Are employees entitled to unpaid leave?

14 August 2019

Employees may request unpaid leave for time off work. Amanda Beattie from Croner Consulting explains what unpaid leave entitlement is, why employees may choose to take it and the rules and regulations surrounding it.