Workplace Health Toolkit to Assist Small Businesses

Chemicals

This guide seeks to provide useful information to enable employers to manage chemical hazards in the workplace and comply with the Chemical Agents Regulations 2001 and other relevant chemical regulations. Today almost every business uses chemicals. Even in the cleanest, most modern office, employees are exposed .. Read more


Display Screen Equipment

This section seeks to give practical advice to employers on complying with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations, which form part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. In most workplaces there are employees who spend a significant amount of time at the computer workstation. Such employees may be .. Read more


Manual Handling

This guide seeks to give practical advice to employers on complying with the Manual Handling of Loads Regulations, which form part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. There are three key requirements .. Read more


Noise at Work

This section seeks to give practical guidance to employers on complying with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, which for part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 and the Guidelines on Hearing Checks and Audiometry under those regulations. Exposure to high levels of noise, either continuously or .. Read more


Occupational Asthma

This guide seeks to provide useful information to enable employers to manage the prevention of occupational asthma in workplaces. It describes occupational asthma - the different types and the substances that cause it. It also gives practical advice on complying with .. Read more


Occupational Dermatitis

This guide seeks to provide advice to enable employers to manage the prevention of occupational dermatitis in workplaces. It describes occupational dermatitis and the substances that cause it. It also gives practical advice on complying with health and safety legislation, including the carrying out of a risk assessment and health surveillance measures. Occupational dermatitis is .. Read more


Occupational First Aid

This guide seeks to give practical guidance to employers on complying with the Occupational First Aid Regulations, which are part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. It also gives advice on the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) occupational first aid training standard and .. Read more


Pregnancy at Work

This guide seeks to give practical advice to employers on complying with the Pregnancy at Work Regulations, Which form part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007. By complying with the regulations, you ensure that the workplace does not pose a risk to the health of a pregnant employee or her developing child. The risk assessment is the basis .. Read more


Rehabilitation and Return to Work

This guide outlines some processes and practical examples which can be used to encourage people to return to work after an absence due to illness or injury which has caused a disability. Under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 - 2004 employers are obliged to take appropriate measures - 'reasonable accommodation' - (unless the costs of doing so are disproportionate) to enable people .. Read more


Risk Assessment

This guide seeks to give practical advice to employers on risk assessment requirements as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. In order to fully understand how you as an employer should manage workplace health, it is necessary to have an understanding of the risk assessment, which is fundamental to good health and safety. In your workplace there will be a .. Read more


Risk Assessment Template

This risk assessment template is a practical tool to help you undertake risk assessments more effectively. People may .. Read more


Work-Life Balance

This guideline seeks to assist employers to understand what is meant by work-life balance and to achieve such a balance in the workplace. It is important for employers to keep a balance between efforts and reward, expected concentration levels and allowed relaxation levels. Time spent on work engagements and time spent on non-work engagements should therefore be balanced. Work-Life balance refers to .. Read more


Workplace Health Promotion

This guideline seeks to give practical guidance to employers on workplace health promotion initiatives. Although it is not mandatory, investing in workplace health promotion can result in a more satisfied and healthier workforce, leading to increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to .. Read more



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