A very good short Canadian film about the impact of Asbestos.
Loughborough University is global leader in research for driver ergonomics they have produced a short guide to adjusting your car seat position to reduce and avoid back pain. It is a system I have followed myself and can attest that while the new seating position feels very weird at first it has significantly reduced the pain I experience after long journeys. I have posted their guide free to download on my website here. I would urge you to give this approach a try and to share this post when anyone you know who suffers from back pain aggravated by driving.
Manual Handling is responsible for one third of all workplace injuries, sadly there is a lot of low quality, out of date manual handling training going on, which does little to reduce the number of injuries (or claims). Do you know which manual handling activity causes your team the most concern? Have team members been trained to report dangerous activities to you? Have you done anything to try and make these tasks safer? The HSE have produced a whole series of free booklets to help you manage this one. To access these free resources click here
Today I delivered a free Health and Safety Workshop at the Yorkshire School Business Leadership Conference and it was really fun. Judging from the feedback the delegates enjoyed the workshop and took away some useful tips they could quickly implement in their organisations. If you attended the workshop and want to download any of the free resources or links we talked about they are here.
It was the first conference that I have done for a few years and I had such a great time I am keen to do another. So if you are planning a conference and want a short practical session on health and safety with lots of useful take aways send and email to email@example.com
I know some people find Health and Safety a “dry” topic but I pride myself that I can bring some humour and keep everyone engaged.
Ladder training why do we wait until someone dies?
Last week I was speaking to friend who is a national expert in working at height training, with a great reputation in the safe use of ladders and he mentioned how busy he was at the moment. When I asked why, he explained there had been a successful prosecution of a company in Hull for the death of a worker who had fallen from a ladder and that whenever this happens the phone doesn’t stop ringing. Why do we wait until it goes wrong before we get our team trained?