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Bullying and Harassment LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond Bullying and harassment at work are risks to be monitored and mitigated. Workplaces that deal inappropriately with bullying leave themselves open to the high turnover of staff, lost productivity, absenteeism, civil claims in respect of stress, bullying and harassment and even claims for constructive dismissal. They may also find themselves in breach of Health and Safety legislation for failing to prevent stress-related injuries. As well as the impact on the…

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Employee Health Safety and Wellbeing ALAN WHITE Wellness Consultant EazySAFE Employee Health and Safety (EHS) is an integral part of any business. Carrying out risk assessments and ensuring staff are properly trained is inherent to all organisations.  Employee inductions always include safety training to ensure that everyone works to minimise the risks of physical injury. Keeping employees physically safe is of course one of the fundamental priorities in any organisation, however in order to take a holistic…

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commuting to work post covid

Commuting to Work Post Covid Gemma Doyle EHF Consultant EazySAFE Over the coming weeks and months, many employees will return to their place of work. After over a year or half of working remotely, a lot of employees will have a shock to the system, when they return to commuting to work!  There are many perks to working from home and remotely, one of them being no commute. Having no commute to work has its…

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Vaccinating against Workplace issues

Vaccinating against Workplace issues LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond As businesses reopen, and employers contemplate bringing workers back to the physical workplace, there remains a duty to ensure a safe place of work for all employees and the people who come onto their premises. Precautions must be taken to protect workers and others from contracting Covid-19. One way of ensuring this is done safely is to request that all employees avail of a Covid-19 vaccination. It must be noted that the Department of Enterprise,…

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A Checklist for Wellbeing

A Checklist for Wellbeing  Alan White Wellness Consultant EazySAFE As we begin to return to normality, many of us are looking forward to doing the things that we used to enjoy, like meeting friends and colleagues, socialising and visiting places we haven’t been able to for a long time. For some it will mean the return to the workplace too.  This is a very positive development for all of us, however when it comes to our…

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Advice for employees working in the outdoors

Advice for employees working in the outdoors  Gemma Doyle EHF Consultant EazySAFE Working outside in the fresh air most definitely has its bonuses, especially when the sun is shining! It does however come with risks and hazards that indoor worker never have to consider.   Outdoor employees, who are they?   Construction workers  Farmers  Gardeners  Environmental scientists/geologists/conservation workers/park rangers Outdoor employees are exposed to many types of hazards that depend on their type of work:   geographic location  season  duration of time spent outside …

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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Psychological Safety in the Workplace ALAN WHITE Wellness Consultant EazySAFE Psychological safety within organisations is when people feel comfortable being themselves and that they won’t be criticised for speaking their mind or sharing ideas. Our physical safety in the workplace is a vital element of an excellent working environment, but for people to truly reach their potential they also need to feel psychologically safe.   When we feel psychologically safe in any environment we are able to be creative, take moderate risks…

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The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond Ready access to technology, coupled with the steep rise in remote and hybrid work, has allowed the lines between work life and home life to become blurred. Many workers will check in on emails and take calls outside of their usual working hours. While flexibility from both employees and employers is particularly appreciated in times of crisis, an expectation to be always available can lead to stress and burn-out for employees.   …

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Reporting Covid-19 risks. Is your business ready? ANDY TILLEARD EHS Consultant EazySAFE As the Covid-19 pandemic bites deeper, some workers are understandably becoming concerned about how their employer implements government Covid-19 guidelines. They may hold a different view from their employer on how their workplace should be kept/made safe.They may see shortcomingsin how safety procedures are being put in place, and how they are implemented in practice. They may feel unsafe in the workplace. Workers know that their employer is balancing not only the health and…

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4 Ways to Tackle Multilingual Learning

4 Ways to Tackle Multilingual Learning GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE 2021 Note from the Editor: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in the demand for multilingual training, particularly for sites that are now working remotely or with limited staff onsite. The below is a blog post written prior to the pandemic, but the message remains true today – ensuring your safety message is understood by your workers is crucial.…

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