04/12/2006

Workplace Health Connect

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - together with other partners -
has openeda free no obligation service specialising on advice for Small And
Medium Enterprises. They provide free, practical advice on workplace health and
safety, working with both managers and staff. Their aim is to transfer
knowledge and skills direct to companies, so they can tackle future issues
themselves.

Workplace Health Connect has been designed to help SME's, that is Small And
Medium Enterprises. There is no single definition of a small firm, mainly
because of the wide diversity of businesses. However, the common definition is
companies of a size between 5 and 250.

Workplace Health Connect's vision

"Everyone working in small firms should have easy access to free consistent
high quality advice on creating and maintaining a healthy workplace. Workers
and employers work together to improve the quality of workplace health and
return to work of colleagues when they have been ill. Businesses are more
profitable and everyone enjoys the economic and health benefits of being in
work."

The side offers advice on
Health Issues like

  • Health Surveillance
  • DSE
  • Asbestos 
  • Lead
  • Manual Handling
  • Stress
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Occupational Asthma

as well as

Managing Sickness Absence and Return to Work

and offers a number of case studies which deal with Occupational Heath Safety
and Return to Work.

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work