Male construction workers in the UK are three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average, but creating an environment where workers feel comfortable talking about mental health and better project planning at the pre-construction stage to reduce time pressures on the workforce can help protect workers’ mental wellbeing.
By Nicola Hodkinson, Seddon Construction on 02 October 2023
Eight in ten Britons say they would be comfortable discussing mental health with a friend if they were experiencing problems, according to a new report, which claims there has been a ‘sea change’ in attitudes towards mental health.
Migraine can have a detrimental impact on people’s working lives, but employers can significantly reduce the impact through approaches like allowing staff to work flexible hours to cope with the symptoms and providing quiet areas where workers can recover from a migraine attack.
By Steph Weatherley, the Migraine Trust on 01 September 2023
A new online archive of accidents to Britain’s railway workers between 1889 and 1939 seeks to remember those injured and killed – but also helps us to learn lessons about ways of changing and improving workplace safety culture, attitudes and practices.
By Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth on 07 July 2023
I recently addressed a room full of people waiting to hear if they had won an International Safety Award (ISA), at our gala dinner in London. This is something I do every year, so nothing unusual there.
By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 02 June 2023