We need values and principles – not more health and safety rules

We cannot create a rule for everything and as some would, say rules are there to be broken. Instead we should set out the key values of our organisation which will (a) provide us with principles to govern our […]

April 28th, 2014|Comments Off on We need values and principles – not more health and safety rules

Who cares about protecting Irish workers?

Well I do for starters. However many business leaders show no regard for human life when one looks at the accident and fatality statistic in Ireland. Twelve people have already been killed so far in 2014 in Irish workplaces and a total of forty seven people lost their lives last year...

April 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Who cares about protecting Irish workers?

Leader of a London council refused to wear a hard hat while visiting a construction site.

You can read the full article which appeared in August 2011 at the link below but the real issue here is a failure of leadership.  All organisations have health and safety rules, most are well founded and hopefully are […]

March 31st, 2014|Comments Off on Leader of a London council refused to wear a hard hat while visiting a construction site.

Slips, trips and falls from texting while walking.

What did we ever do before texting?   We communicated by telephone or we called to see  colleagues or friends and as far as I know no major relationships collapsed nor did the world as we know it end  Now […]

March 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Slips, trips and falls from texting while walking.

Stress at work – both a national and European issue

The European Safety Agency in Bilbao has announced the theme of their next Health and Safety Campaign and it is called:

Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015 –

Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work

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March 29th, 2014|Comments Off on Stress at work – both a national and European issue