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Lead and engage with others to improve your workplace health and safety priorities

July 2019
Sheila Pantry OBE

The UK Health and Safety Executive’s Health and Work programme was launched last year to reduce the harm to health caused by poor management of risk. The three priorities for this programme are occupational lung disease, musculoskeletal disorders and work-related stress as they have the most impact on people’s lives and the economy.

This programme is supported by Go Home Healthy, a multi-channel campaign with an estimated reach of over 40 million people accessing our information on combined media and social media platforms, which promotes our continued commitment to tackling ill health in the workplace.

Occupational lung disease priority

Part of HSE’s focus this year has been the Healthy Lung Partnership (HLP) on occupational lung disease.

As part of Go Home Healthy, the HLP aims to: build understanding – positively influence behaviour to reduce ill health in the workplace; positively influence employers to play their part in improving work-related health; improve attitudes to health and safety in the workplace – by working with others to create good healthy working practices. There are an estimated 20 000 new cases of breathing problems caused or made worse by work-related occupational lung disease each year in the UK, with approximately 400 000 working days lost and estimated to result in approximately 12 000 deaths each year.

To broaden the reach of HSE’s influence they have been working with other organisations and finding new ways of engaging with people to promote awareness and positive behavioural change. This includes the British Lung Foundation (BLF) who have established the Taskforce for Lung Health which includes professional associations, other government departments and voluntary sector organisations. The BLF published their five-year plan for improving lung health in December 2018.

More information: http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/strategiesandplans/health-and-work-strategy

For more information on strategies and plans see the UK Health and Safety Executive Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19 published on 20 June 2019 visit www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/reports

OSH UPDATE + FIRE

You will find many examples of good practices, information, guidance and advice, research reports, leaflets and much more that has been brought together in OSH UPDATE + FIRE www.oshupdate.com – THE key tool to all your health, safety, fire and information requirements!

OSH UPDATE + FIRE is:

This time of the year is a good time for all organisations worldwide to review their health and safety goals for 2019 and decide on the training or re-training that is needed for all levels of staff and update their information resources.

Then try these long established Practical, Affordable Solutions for your health, safety, fire and environment information needs from Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd.

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Update your 2019 diaries with training for workers at all levels

Whether you are a manager, director, safety representative, supervisors or worker it is time to

Remember that even if you cannot attend these many events, speakers and organisers are often willing to share their knowledge. Look at the details – where possible, we add in the web sites of these events so you can request further information. And do let me know if you are organising any OSHE events so that these can be added to the OSHWORLD Diary.

FOCUS

This month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS is entitled New ILO Convention 190 to combat violence and harassment at work.

OSHWORLD – your portal to some great OSH web sites in the world

Wherever you are in the world have a look at your health, safety, chemical, fire and environment procedures in your workplace and update them. Your review may also indicate training requirements and re-thinking how systems and services can be improved. This is where the free-of-charge OSHWORLD can help you.

Resources

In addition to the above we hope that you find the information in OSHWORLD useful in your daily work. Globally there are continually new titles, news items, new products so remember to look at the News to find the latest information from a range of worldwide sources.

Use OSHWORLD as your portal to many hundreds of validated and authoritative web sites that you can find in the Country and Subject links we offer. New subject topics are constantly brought together on web sites, e.g. nanotechnology and the workplace.

Most information services have a reference shelf where you can quickly check the reference sources – so OSHWORLD brings you a collection of Reference sources and also teaches you how to Search the Internet.

Visit the various Bookshops to order any new document as they are being published. Many of these Bookshops have a constant stream of new titles available.

Please send any suggestions or comments about OSHWORLD – your portal to validated and authoritative information. Remember also to look at our other really useful sites – www.sheilapantry.com and why not make a free entry about your company’s products in www.shebuyersguide.com.

Don’t forget to learn from history – visit www.historyofosh.org.uk
An invaluable resource for students, lecturers, trainers, health and safety professionals and others with a general interest in industrial history, the site sets out developments from the 1802 Factory Act all the way through to the most recent regulatory changes made by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Also see www.sheilapantry.com/memorial

Don’t work harder – work smarter! Be ahead of the game.

Well did you have a zero accident, incident-free and healthy 2018 in your workplace? Some would argue that this is not possible! But keep on trying again in 2019.

And do continue to make plans for your campaigns for 2019 and beyond!