HSE promises action on stressful working

first_img Comments are closed. HSE promises action on stressful workingOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The Health and Safety Executive will act in the next two months to stem the tide of stress which is wrecking the health of British workers, it has confirmed. After months of debate and speculation, the HSE stated last week that action will be taken as a result of new research showing that stress is damaging the physical and mental health of 5 million employees.This could take the form of guidance, a semi-binding code of practice or full legislation, although legislation is the least likely option.What is certain is that employers will be made to take action.Two reports released by the HSE last week confirm stress is a serious problem and link poor work design, leading to stress, with health problems such as psychiatric disorders, physical illness and dependence on alcohol.“We already knew from smaller studies that stress was probably our second biggest occupational health problem, after back pain, but this research puts that beyond doubt,” said Elizabeth Gyngell, senior policy manager at the HSE’s health directorate.“What is more, we can now be sure that how employers design jobs affects the mental and physical health of their employees. It also affects whether employees take sick leave. “The work that has gone into these reports will assist us in our work of protecting the health and competitiveness of Britain’s workforce.”The HSE would not say which course of action it will be taking, but it has indicated in the past that a code of practice, with the same legal standing as the Highway Code, would be favoured. Karen Bell, president of the Association of Health Service HR Managers and chief executive at Huntingdonshire Primary Care Group, said this would provide detailed guidance and force employers to act as tribunals will take into account whether it had been followed.Alison Cobb, policy officer at Mind, said employers need explicit instructions on what to do.www.hse.gov.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Tiger Woods wins first match 3 & 1 over Aaron Wise

first_img Related News Tiger Woods is off to a good start at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.The 14-time major winner defeated Aaron Wise 3 & 1 in his first match on Thursday, coming from behind on the back nine to win. He would go on to win three of the next six holes and finish off the day with a 3 & 1 win.Woods admitted he could have played better, but was happy to come out with the victory.”We weren’t playing that great today,” Woods told Golf Channel after his round. “We were both struggling a bit and if it was a stroke play event we’d be pretty far behind, but it was just try to beat the guy in front of you, that was about it and I was able to advance.” WGC-Dell Match Play? Rory McIlroy wants to win the Masters 3️⃣3️⃣ feet for @TigerWoods.Here come the fist pumps. 💪#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/tkJqGTcS9q— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 27, 2019After starting off the day well and getting up two on Wise after two holes and again after four, Woods found himself down one on the back nine after Wise won the 10th, 11th and 12th.But Woods showed determination all day long and as he traded shots with Wise throughout the round and came back to win the 13th to even the match up.last_img read more

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