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HOW COVID-19 INCREASED WORKPLACE LONELINESS

HOW COVID-19 INCREASED WORKPLACE LONELINESS HOW COVID-19 INCREASED WORKPLACE LONELINESS Feelings of isolation, anxiety and low self-esteem are all exacerbated by loneliness.  Loneliness at work can have major consequences for organisations, including employee turnover, decreased commitment, and poor performance.  The issue of workplace loneliness isn’t new, but it has become more prominent since COVID-19. Could …

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Lone Working Guidance Updated

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Guidance INDG73 risks of lone working has been updated. The revision includes a new section on how lone workers can be protected from the dangers of work-related violence. It says that there needs to be training in personal safety. This could include conflict resolution. This can help employees to …

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Construction company fined after worker suffered life-changing injuries

A construction company (Hovington Ltd) Was sentenced today for safety breaches after an employee had been struck by a falling piece of plant equipment while working on a construction site in Rotherham. Sheffield Magistrates’ court heard that on 4th February 2019, groundworkers, including the injured person, had been breaking out the ground using a 13 …

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