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Some interesting nugets of information on the enviroment we work in..

Employers groups warn of cost of sick pay plan

Employers groups are furious at Department of Social Protection proposals to make employers pay the first month of sick pay. Employers groups have voiced fury at Department of Social Protection proposals to make employers pay the first month of sick … Continue reading

Recruitment within your Company

Companies often assume that having a vacancy means it’s time to recruit, but in reality the process should really start much earlier. To establish how many staff a business may require, planning for recruitment must be closely aligned to your … Continue reading

A Habit Worth Forming

A report in the Irish Independent states that one in six mobile phones is contaminated with faecal matter, according to new research. Experts said the most likely reason for the potentially harmful bacteria festering on so many gadgets was people failing … Continue reading

2011 European Safety Week Topic: Maintenance

Paying for new equipment versus regular maintenance In the current economic climate, anything that is not deemed a necessity is put on the long finger to stream line the company. However, regular maintenance should be considered as indispensible if the … Continue reading

How safe are your drivers?

How safe are your drivers? It is essential that employers have a road safety management programme in place where any employee is involved with driving for work. Employers should promote safe driving behavior amongst their employees. Managing road safety has … Continue reading

Are you protecting your eyes at work?

Are you aware that you may be entitled to free eyecare, by law? Firms must comply with existing legislation relating to eyes in the workplace. Any employee that uses a computer screen or requires safety eyewear to carry out their … Continue reading

Protecting Confidential Information

Protecting Confidential Information Perhaps one of the most serious commercial concerns that most businesses will have to deal with at some point in time is the protection of their confidential business information and what to do when such confidential information … Continue reading

Intoxicants in the Workplace

Intoxicants in the Workplace Following on from the previous blog on Alcohol & Drugs in the Workplace, I attended the IOSH seminar last night to find out what additional guidance there is available on the topic. The main debating point … Continue reading

Insects in the Office, it’ll cost you!!

Insects in the Office, it’ll cost you!! An office employee in the UK has received a £4,000 out of court settlement after her employer failed to provide a clean working environment. The employee was forced to take 4 weeks off … Continue reading

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND THE WORKPLACE

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND THE WORKPLACE Most employers have email and internet policies in place dealing with their use in the workplace however the rapid expansion of the use of social networking internet sites such as Twitter, Bebo and Facebook … Continue reading