OHS Needs Effective Communication – SHEilds Health and Safety Blog

OHS Needs Effective Communication The Oxford English dictionary definition of communication is: “The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium”. Communication involves the giving out of messages from one person and the receiving and understanding of those messages by another or others – this is not always verbal. There […]

Beating Plastic Pollution – SHEilds Health and Safety Blog

Preventing a Trash Planet Future As a cinema, TV, novel, videogame and comic book trope, apocalypses have become strangely commonplace in popular fiction. Indeed, their popularity may speak of the bizarre comfort one feels in experiencing such dystopias, safe in the knowledge that this is not our world, just a little holiday into the heart […]

Three Hidden Dangers to Avoid

Workplace hazards can sneak up on you, especially those that aren’t obvious, or take time to result in poor health or injury. Since they don’t pose an immediate threat, they’re easy to overlook. It’s important to regularly check on these sneaky dangers.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Stress – Are we coping? Mental Health Awareness Week is run annually by Mind, the mental health charity, and this year the focus is specifically asking ‘Stress – Are we coping?’. Stress is something that is individual and that most people experience at one time or another. How we deal with it affects all aspects […]

Ramadan Health Tips – SHEilds Health and Safety Blog

Fasting Safely With the month of Ramadan beginning this week many of you will be fasting and as such self-restraint and patience are requisites. However, fasting should not be undertaken in such a way that it jeopardises your well-being. The core goals of Health and Safety do not end with the workplace, extending into our […]

Sun Awareness Week – Health, Safety, Sunscreen and Skin

Fun in The Sun? Hello again, Ted Sturgeon here with a little bit of information that may help all of you sun worshippers out there stay safer during (and after) Sun Awareness Week. Personally, I like rain. Rain and Snow and Fog and Hail and all the weather types folks in the UK tend to […]

Safety Moment Topics: Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Safety moment topics often focus on physical well-being and actions. While this is important; it is equally important to include workplace safety moment topics that focus on mental and emotional well-being. The safest workers are those who are both physically and psychologically healthy. Here’s why.

Box Cutter Safety Infographic

Our Box Cutter Safety Infographic illustrates the principles of safe cutting. Incorporate its safe cutting techniques into staff training for new hires, or share it as a safety moment to keep everyone focused on best practices for a laceration-free workplace.