When it comes to health and wellness we all have a responsibility to look after ourselves, but what about the responsibility of our employers? Organisations are now splashing out on health and fitness initiatives in the workplace.
Ireland has joined many other European countries in making first aid training compulsory in the workplace. And now food delivery company Deliveroo is leading the way by rolling out training for its riders in the Greater Dublin Area.
The Asthma Society of Ireland is now calling on more asthmatics to use its free Adviceline to help them to better manage their condition, as recent research shows that 60% of people don't have their condition under control.
Given that the United States represents five per cent of the world’s population and consumes 60 per cent of the world’s supply of illicit drugs, workplace drug testing can help to lower the rate of absenteeism and employee turnover.
Celtic Anglian Water has launched the smartphone app ‘StaySafe’ to protect their out-of-hours staff who operate alone. It replaces a traditional buddy system which the company identified as an outdated method to protect lone workers.
There's been a 50 per cent increase in personal injury cases lodged in the High Court and Circuit Court over a ten-year period, and the growing cost of claims is now a major societal issue that must be addressed by Government as a matter of priority, says Kevin Thompson, CEO of Insurance Ireland.
Over 50,000 organisations are now using the HSA’s free, easy to use, online tool to prepare safety statements and risk assessments specific to their workplace. Since its launch in 2011 BeSMART.ie is estimated to have saved Irish businesses between €37 million and €55 million in administrative costs.
The results of the first annual customer survey of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) provide tangible evidence that its establishment has been welcomed by its users and that overall satisfaction and its service provision is high, according to its Director General Oonagh Buckley.