A Low TRIR: Safety Details Matter

Your total recordable incident rate, or TRIR, can have a huge impact on your business, and the small details of you safety operations have an outsized effect on this important metric. What is Total Recordable Incident Rate? We answered in detail in our previous post: “OSHA Recordable Incident Rate: Everything You Need to Know.”

What is HAVS? Hand Arm Vibration

Protect yourself from developing the syndrome If you work in industry you may have heard the abbreviation HAVS or its full name – Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – thrown around. So, what is HAVS? According to the ILO, C148 – Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, 1977 (No. 148) vibration means: “…any vibration which […]

9 ways to improve productivity at work

Reduce injuries and downtime In 2018, there have been many reports about the stagnating productivity in the UK and the effect this is having on the economy.[1] But productivity is about far more than just money. Improving productivity will get more work completed but also improve staff morale, reduce injuries and downtime, and help retain […]

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains at Work

Discomfort both at work and at home Regardless of whether you spend most of your time sitting or standing while at work, you could be at risk of suffering from one of many aches and pains related to being in one position for too long. Between 2016 and 2017, 507,000 people reported suffering from a […]

NEBOSH Best Candidates – SHEilds eLearning Blog and News

Raising the bar At SHEilds we have two main objectives. The first is to reduce risks to health, safety and well-being through professional e-Learning. Making workplaces around the world safer and reducing the number of preventable tragedies. Secondly, to empower our students with fantastic career prospects, giving them the opportunity to build expertise specific to […]

Total Cost of Ownership and Its Components: Add Safety

In any business, it’s important to understand the total cost of ownership and its components. A simple total cost of ownership definition is: a financial estimate that takes into account all direct and indirect costs of an asset or system, be it an entire company, a supply chain, or a single item.

World Hepatitis Day – SHEilds Blog

Spread the word to help others As many of you might not have realised it is almost time for World Hepatitis Day. If you are anything like me you may not know much about hepatitis, so in the spirit of sharing I decided to do some research and get informed. Hopefully taking you on this […]

NVQ Level 6 and Level 3 guidance

Course information and guidance As of the July 2018, SHEilds Ltd have the pleasure of being able to offer NVQ Level 6 Diploma and NVQ Level 3 Certificate courses via our e-Learning platform: ProQual Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice Below […]

Make Your Lab Safety Inspection Checklist Effective

Whether you work in a biomedical, a pharmaceutical, or a research and development lab, you will need an effective lab safety inspection checklist. Every lab is different, so your lab safety audit checklist must be specific to your facility. It must also be engaging so that your workforce will use it faithfully.