Do you have work-life balance?

Do you have work-life balance? GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE 2021 Note from the Editor: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working differently and finding that balance between work and life is increasingly more difficult. With lockdown, employees are struggling to switch off as our home is now our workplace. There will always be another email to send, another task to do, another "it'll only take a minute".. The below is a post from…

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remote working

A Year of Remote Working GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE Here we are, nearly a year later, in the same situation as we were last year. Hard to believe we are still in this predicament. Hard to believe that working from home has now become the “norm”. Working from home, a mode traditionally viewed with suspicion by bosses and envy by commuting highflyers, has now become the “norm” for those whose livings are dominated by computer…

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diverse and inclusive workplace

Is your workplace Diverse AND Inclusive?  TONY MANGAN EHS Consultant EazySAFE Businesses are becoming more aware of how having a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to their success. The workforce is rapidly changing. The world is becoming more multi-cultural, peoples working lives are expanding, access to education and training is diversifying.   Hiring managers should be aware of legislation relevant to having a basic level of non-discrimination in the workplace: the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, and the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2015. According to this legislation, discrimination is defined as 'treating someone in a…

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wellness at christmas

Wellness at Christmas 12 Days of Self-Care GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE Christmas 2020 will be a very different experience for many people across the world this year. Most of us have never experienced a year like this one and all we want to do is see our families and loved ones and spend time with them. However, due to travel restrictions and personal choices to stay put this year, you may find yourself…

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caring for pregnant employees

Caring for Pregnant Employees GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE EHS Consultant EazySAFE Pregnancy can be one of the most vulnerable times of a woman’s life. So, it’s important that when a woman is at work, she can feel safe, protected and as comfortable as possible. Legislation: To help ensure this is the case, there is legislation that in place - The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 6, Chapter 2, Protection of…

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breastfeeding at work

Breastfeeding at Work. Advice for Employers. LISA QUINN O'FLAHERTY Solicitor Fitzsimons Redmond The purpose of a Pregnant Employee (New & Expectant Mothers) Risk Assessment is to examine the work activities carried out by employees and determine the suitability of the activities with regard to pregnant employees while their body changes. When a mother returns to the workplace, this presents new challenges to both the employee and the employer. Making your workplace a safe and comfortable…

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What Managers can do to Help Keep Their Employees Safe, Sane and Productive

What Managers Can do to Help Keep their Employees Safe, Sane and Productive TONY MANGAN EHS CONSULTANT  EazySAFE Before this “new normal”, most staff worked alongside colleagues, or if not, they had access to others as part of their job, for example, meeting customers. If people worked from home, it was often by choice. It may have been a requirement of a new job, or they transitioned gradually to working remotely. It was rarely a…

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Compassionate Leadership in Uncertain Times

Compassionate Leadership in Uncertain Times ALAN WHITE Wellness Consultant EazySAFE As we begin to return to some normality in our lives, many people are beginning to realise that what lies ahead is unfortunately more uncertainty. As well as the threat of COVID-19 there also looms the threat of economic uncertainty. As well as the fear for our health, many will now fear for their future professional lives also. Living with fear creates high levels of…

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Stop! Machine Guards TONY MANGAN Health and Safety Consultant EazySAFE Crushed fingers, broken bones, amputation, strike by flying material. These are just some of the real outcomes of poorly guarded machines. It can be life altering. And it can kill. Each piece of machinery has its own unique mechanical and non-mechanical hazards, causing injuries from minor to very severe. Each machine must have adequate safeguards to protect operators and other employees in the immediate work…

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Developing Organisational & Employee Resilience Small Acts of Persistence Developing Organisational and Employee Resilience One of the key pillars of personal wellbeing is the ability to overcome setbacks and challenges. Being able to do this develops our sense of self-belief and our resilience. Resilience is a mental toughness, it is the ability to bounce back from setbacks in our lives as well as the ability to cope with and overcome challenges we face in our…

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