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SDGs: Protecting the earth’s life-support systems

SDGs: Protecting the earth’s life-support systems

Increasingly businesses are focused on reducing their own greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. At the climate change summit in Paris last December, 114 companies pledged to reduce these in line with the goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 2°C – the threshold...
Health and Safety at work -The unseen issues in the office

Health and Safety at work -The unseen issues in the office

Health and safety around the office is sometimes less commonly thought about. Beyond an occasional fire drill and maybe a, “Mind your back” when somebody moves a box of paper, it’s a secondary thought. Physical health and safety issues are probably easy to spot...
Rise of electrical fire hazards

Rise of electrical fire hazards

Technology gives us so much: it gives us the means to carry out work more efficiently and it keeps us connected to others all day. All it requires in return is being plugged into an electrical outlet. With that requirement, however, comes great risks. The amount of...
Dermatitis

Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when a person suffers an allergic reaction to a substance and becomes sensitised to it, making the skin very painful. Tips to Protect from Contact Dermatitis – Make sure you have assessed the risks relating to the substances...
Maternity leave and contractual benefits

Maternity leave and contractual benefits

A female employee will soon be going on maternity leave, during this time what happens to her contractual benefits? Should you continue to honour them or can they be stopped while she is away? Pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 26 weeks ordinary maternity...
Can new contracts be imposed?

Can new contracts be imposed?

In February 2016 the government announced that it would impose new contracts on junior doctors without their consent. This meant it would increase their basic pay but radically reduce the hours of work which are eligible for overtime pay. As a result of this around...
HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety
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