Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend
Oct23

Incident under-reporting in schools – a worrying trend

There seems to be a high level of incident under-reporting in schools. Many believe it will be used against them so if they can avoid it, all the better. They forget that if a child goes home with an unexplained injury, no parent will keep quiet about it. “What happened to my child?” Picture this! Sharon goes to pick her daughter from school but on getting there, she finds that her daughter Sandra has a swollen bruised...

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Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them
Oct19

Lead poisoning in children – how to protect them

How to protect children from lead poisoning Lead’s got a lot going for it. It’s soft and malleable, with a low melting temperature, meaning it’s perfect for use in a wide range of applications. The Romans used it to build water pipes, aqueducts and cooking pots, while the Ancient Egyptians just couldn’t get enough of rubbing it on to their eyelids as kohl. Unfortunately for these ancient civilisation (and some later ones), it wasn’t...

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Take a Break: Why You Need to Use Those Vacation Days
Oct16

Take a Break: Why You Need to Use Those Vacation Days

Let’s break it down: U.S. workers are only using 77 percent of their paid time off, and the use of vacation days are at their lowest point in the past 40 years. What’s worse is that workers are forfeiting days, amounting to billions in lost benefits. However, not taking a vacation goes beyond lost benefits – it has an impact on your mental health. Think about it; vacations are offered as time off work, and if it weren’t crucial,...

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Monkeypox?! Here is what you need to know!
Oct07

Monkeypox?! Here is what you need to know!

Monkeypox? Monkeypox virus has invaded Bayelsa in Nigeria with 13 people currently infected and receiving treatment. The first case was one who killed a monkey and ate it with his family. Obviously all of them started showing symptoms. I don’t do graphic images so I struggled to find one to use as the featured image. No success -just a monkey sitting on a tree. Yeah I’m that squirmish. Honestly, this is my first time of...

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Do Dangerous Jobs Pay? (£££)
Sep21

Do Dangerous Jobs Pay? (£££)

Do Dangerous Jobs Pay? Comparing Health and Safety Risks to Salary When choosing a career path, salary, working hours or annual leave might be important factors to consider. But few think about the risk of getting injured at work, or the consequences. Seeing that work leave due to accidents leads to possibly large costs both on the side of the employer and the employee, health and safety risks might be worth looking into before...

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5 Over The Top Health and Safety Myths
Jul17

5 Over The Top Health and Safety Myths

You often hear people say that The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a buzzkill, or has gone mad on safety laws. You could be forgiven for thinking this when you read headlines saying how children are at a risk when playing party games, or that flip-flops in the workplace can kill you. The HSE is not out to ban everything remotely fun. They do not want to ruin children’s parties, they do not want to ban graduations, and they do not...

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