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 Magical thinking or evidence-based policy? “To own the discourse is to win the argument” The Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability  was published online late afternoon of Monday 31st October.  The DWP had been briefing since the Saturday before, that a major reform was proposed to the Work Capability Assessment and that all the evidence was that work is good for people’s health. Newspapers and television news highlighted the proposals but no-one actually saw the document until news media had been running the DWP storyline for almost 48 hours  The BBC initially intended to film some interviews at a London disabled […]
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so the saying goes, but it could also be All work and no play makes Jack a sick boy. It is recognised that too much of the former and not enough of the latter can have a detrimental effect on human health. The importance of the work-life balance But why is a work-life balance so important? Because being overworked can increase your stress levels, making you tired and irritable with those around you and will ultimately decrease your productivity, so that you are working harder but achieving less. It could […]
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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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