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The economics of effective ergonomics
IIRSM Partner Cardinus Risk Management's Healthy Working programme, developed with the UK's Health and Safety Executive, took off during the pandemic as employers looked to manage the ergonomic risks of home or hybrid working. Here, Chris Hedges, of Cardinus, takes a look at ergonomics in the home working environment.
Managing the risks of winter supply chain disruptions
Stress - signs, symptoms and how to manage it
Stress - the signs, the symptoms and how to manage it
Fireworks safety - what you need to know
Each year during the end of October and beginning of November, accident and emergency departments experience a surge in admissions. The cause? Poor fireworks safety, as people excited to celebrate Diwali, Halloween, and Bonfire Night endanger themselves and others.
This is a joyful and fun time of year, and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the dazzling lights while keeping safe. Here, John Heath FIIRSM, CMIOSH, AIFireE, OSHCR, owner of Risk Safety Services, gives some helpful tips on how to keep you and your family and friends safe.
Protecting your digital crown jewels
The single biggest challenge in managing passwords has always been getting users to choose good quality ones. A quick glance across the worst password lists (the National Cyber Security Centre kindly compiles this every year) will tell you we don’t learn very fast, as the most awful ones seem to make the list every single year. I bet you know the ones I mean, p@ssword, letmein, password123, qwerty123, or even 12345 (keep adding numbers for every time you have to change your password).