Dec 14

Some Stress Advice

I have found very useful article in NHS web site about how to help your self to get better from stress .The following ten point are Professor Cooper’s top 10 stress buster techniques.

  1. Be actibe
  2. Tack control
  3. Contact with people
  4. Have some some ‘me time’
  5. Challenge yourself
  6. Avoid unhealthy habits
  7. Do volunteer work
  8. Work smarter not harder
  9. Be positive
  10. Accept the thing you cannot change

Dec 11

Avoid back pain at work

In UK after stress the second most cause of long term sickness is back pain. The Most common causes of back pain are wear and tear, strained muscles, bad posture and stress.

Most of people will get back pain at some point of their lives, in most cases it will not be serious and pain will tack up to six weeks to clear.

Unlike what most people think staying in bed will not help the back pain but even it can make it worse, the best treatment is to stay active and get back to your normal daily activities and return to work, because staying in bad make your back muscles weaker and can cause longer term pain.

The following video show you how to keeping your back healthy at work

If you are working with computer here are some small changes you can make to improve your workplace health

Support your back

Adjust your chair

Rest your feet on floor

Place your screen at eye level

Using the keyboard correctly

Keep your mouse close

Avoid screen reflection Make object accessible

Avoid phone strain

Dec 11

Working at Height

The problem is very serious it is the main cause of workplace fatalities. between 2004 and 2005 53 people died and more than 3800 seriously injured.

By taken the following steps we can identify and control the risks,

  • Planing properly
  • Avoid working at height where it possible
  • Select the appropriate tools to work
  • Train people who are working at height
  • Regularly inspect the equipment
  • Effectively supervise the work

Guidance  on how to work at height please click on the photo

In the next post i will talk about each step individually.

Dec 10

The Health and Safety Executive Statistics 2009/10

Here is the latest Health and Safety Executive statistics for year 2009/10 on work related ill health, injuries and workplace fatalities.

You can also find the previews reports by clicking here

Dec 04

Asbestos the hidden killer

Health and Safety Executive estimated every year work related cancer kill more than 6000 man and 1600 women. Once of the biggest causes of work related cancer is Asbestos.

Asbestos can causes the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural thickening

to Learn more about asbestos please visit Health and Safety Executive web site by clicking here.

Dec 02

Short Training On Health and Safety

The Following video is just a Workplace Safety Training Video – Behavioral Safety Safetycare Behavioural DVD – free preview which contain very useful information.

Nov 29

Do you have what it take

Think safe, don’t put your life and others in danger.

Nov 14

Health and safety helmet

Health & Safety At Work