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A workplace hazard is anything that could cause a potential harm, injury, illness and even death to a person. Hazards are present in every workplace, so it is important that you know how to identify possible hazards at your workplace to be better prepared to control or eliminate them. Hazardous substance in the premise.  These are substances that can have an adverse effect on the worker’s health. Examples of hazardous substance at work are: Poisons Substances that cause burns or skin irritation Dangerous Goods which present an immediate hazard to people, property or environment due to its physical, chemical or […]
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24th February; Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ This forum was convened as a review of CCG progress in implementing the Health and Social Care Act 2012 reforms. It included speeches by leading NHS England figures; some NHS Trusts feeding back on quality improvement projects; and a Q&A session with group discussions feeding back on the next phase of change: titled the ‘Five Year Forward View’; all hosted by dignitaries from NHS IQ. Despite the heat generated by this event there was little light emerging to guide our path towards the future. The general scene was one of some […]
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I enjoyed Ed Miliband’s speech; putting the NHS at the heart of Labour policy was, I guess, some sort of an answer to our prayers. However, the immediate question being asked by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics afterwards was “What is Labour’s macro economic plan?” – good question, I thought! Neal asked Andy Burnham and Charles Falconer this question in quick succession, but they were clearly defeated by its simplicity; they riddled around for answers and had to try and change the subject. Now I am not an economist but these intriguing exchanges led me to ponder Andrew Neal’s […]
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Briefing on our Proposed Amendment on Mental Health Britain’s mental health is at its worst since 1997 with increasing morbidity and a worsening suicide rate1, because of recession and savage cuts to public services which disproportionately affect the most vulnerable. A clear focus on enhanced well- being and the promotion of mental health within schools, workplaces and general hospitals is needed to reduce the economic and social burden of mental ill health 2. Labour will instruct the Care Quality Commission to make sure that all providers of mental health and social care services comply with the Equalities Act meeting the access […]
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