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Comments are closed. NewsOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today This month’s newsNo satisfaction with limited opportunities People who move into jobs with limited opportunities are often more unhappythan people who become unemployed, delegates at a conference organised by theChartered Institute of Personnel and Development in April heard. ProfessorMichael West also argued that creativity was stifled in UK workplaces by jobinsecurity, time pressures, threats and unconstructive criticism. Chemical advice A free Internet tool to help prevent the harmful effects of working withchemicals by providing advice to limit exposure has been launched by the HSE.The Electronic COSHH Essentials Internet package is available from www.coshh-essentials.org.ukGood practice awards Organisations that can show best practice in health and safety are beingurged to take part in this year’s European Good Practice Awards. The awards,organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, is calling fornominations. This year’s awards are focused on the successful prevention ofrisks associated with work-related stress. The deadline for nominations is 5July. Further details: mailto: [email protected] audit free to NHS organisations The Health Development Agency has published a report that aims to identifyand assess accurate and up-to-date workplace health audit tools for primarycare facilities. Its Workplace Health Environmental Audit Report is availablefree to NHS organisations and staff. [email protected] phone 020-7061 3190 for a copy. Company car drivers in danger As many as 18 per cent of company car drivers spend more than 20 hours aweek behind the wheel, according to a study undertaken by vehicle leasing firmGodfrey Davis. Many organisations were failing to take adequate measures tocontrol and safeguard drivers’ actions, and risked flouting health and safetylegislation as a result, it added. Confusion over risk assessment A conference in April hosted by the Engineering Employers’ Federationemphasised that limiting employee stress is an integral part of good managementand business practice. But organisations remained confused about what was meantby risk assessment for psychological injury, the conference heard. Health and safety guide to UK system The HSC has published a comprehensive guide to Britain’s health and safetysystem, explaining the role of the principal institutions, legal framework,policy process, enforcement issues and control of risk in the workplace. TheHealth and Safety System in Great Britain can be ordered online. www.hsebooks.co.ukLearning package from the BBC An online health and safety learning package has been launched by the BBC.Safety @ Work. is available to businesses on CD-Rom or over the internet. Ithas been endorsed by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.Call020-8433 1641 or email [email protected] fine A Renfrewshire diving company has been fined £6,000 following an accident inwhich one of its divers lost substantial parts of two fingers while installinga 32-tonne concrete pipe. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.