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Health and Safety Governance Online Training

safety governance

The Institute of Directors offers an online Health and Safety Governance course. It is a 1 to 2 hour learning module based on the Institute’s good practice guides. From the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, this module makes explicit the directors proactive duty to exercise due diligence regarding matters of health

What Psychosocial Hazards Must all Workplaces Manage?

psycosocial

Worksafe New Zealand has made it mandatory for all workplaces to actively manage the following psychosocial health hazards: Stress Bullying Fatigue Workplaces need to be able to demonstrate a risk assessment has been completed for these psychosocial hazards. Plus controls to manage these health hazards must be in place. Controls can include things like: Having

Health Watch – Sitting is the New Smoking

Health

According to James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” Martha Grogan a cardiologist states “For people who sit most of the day,

Stress, Employer’s Burden in 2016

Stress

From 4 April 2016 the burden of proof will be on the employer’s shoulders regarding stress. Employers (among other entities) will need to be able to prove they take reasonable care of their worker’s stress levels. Current legislation puts the burden of proof on the employee. This means waiting for a worker to claim they