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Health and Safety Management Training to Reduce Company Risk



Having policies and practices intact in the workplace is essential to ensure the safety, health and to reduce company risks. There is no doubt that without having the proper policies and practices, and even training, that the company is not only not operating to its full potential, but there will be a cost loss and the risk of injuries will be greater. There is also the possibility to all members of the company that they are not working in a healthy environment, and there will be employee out time. All, of which, directly affect the company and the day to day operations of the company.

Many companies in the UK realize this and have engaged in the participation of health and safety training. Health and safety training is providing the members of the company with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage risk. Professional training ensures that the members of the company develop the skills and competencies that are necessary to make this happen. Managing occupational health, safety and environmental issues in the workplace is essential in order to reduce the risks within the company. When the company begins to look into training to manage occupational health, safety and environmental issues, they will find a number of accredited courses, which they can, with the members of their company, participate in. What kinds of classes are available to companies in the UK that wish to participate in health and safety training?

There are a number of classes that are open to businesses across the United Kingdom that can be taken at centers across the UK or the professionals will come to the company location and train onsite. The various types of courses will include:

* Short courses

* Fire: institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and NEBOSH

* Construction: IOSH, NEBOSH, and Construction Design Management (CDM) courses



* Environmental: The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) courses

* IOSH and NEBOSH accredited courses

What to Look for in a health and safety management Consultancy?

You definitely want to look for a firm that has the credentials and has years of experience in health and safety training. The company should be a trusted name in the industry and offer a variety of courses. The courses should be innovative and flexible and meet the specific needs of the company. Those training within the company should be professionals and have the experience and skill to teach the courses. Lastly, the company should be ISO 9001. Companies do benefit from using the services that are offered through Health and Safety Consultancy firms, as they are the providers that teach the specific courses that are geared to ensure the health and safety of the members of the business and that enhance the workplace. Without having the benefit of health and safety training, the company is not only at risk, the employees within the company are at risk, and operation of the company will suffer, as there will be many different things that affect its day to day operation such as employee out time.

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Best and worst jobs for your health

A healthy job is about more than just avoiding hazards, like dangerous material and machines.

Employees need respect, benefits, wellness incentives, and control over their work, says L. Casey Chosewood, MD, senior medical officer for the Total Worker Health program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. "What matters equally is the quality of life away from work, and how we can protect and grow that."

Every job and employer is different, but there are ways to make any job healthier. Try borrowing strategies from our list of the best, then read on for the worst.

Fitness instructor

Best

It makes sense that careers that require exercise

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Health Promotion and Awareness Campaign Ideas

Health Promotion Programing Ideas

Creative Program Promotion Ideas

You can put your own stamp of uniqueness on a program through the promotions and incentives you use.

Here are some ideas to get you going:

1. Scheduling

The campaign will probably draw more participants if it coincides with a community event or national awareness week.

Consider:

A. Smoking: Great American Smokeout in November

B. Weight Loss: Getting in shape for summer or New Year's Resolution

C. Physical Activity: When the weather is mild

D. Healthy Eating: Avoid major holidays

For national or state observances: www.health.gov/nhic

2. Campai

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Health Promotion and Awareness Campaign Ideas

Health Promotion Programing Ideas

Creative Program Promotion Ideas

You can put your own stamp of uniqueness on a program through the promotions and incentives you use.

Here are some ideas to get you going:

1. Scheduling

The campaign will probably draw more participants if it coincides with a community event or national awareness week.



Consider:

A. Smoking: Great American Smokeout in November

B. Weight Loss: Getting in shape for summer or New Year's Resolution

C. Physical Activity: When the weather is mild

D. Healthy Eating: Avoid major holidays

For national or state observances: www.health.gov/nhic

2

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Top occupational health/safety firms. - Free Online Library



Top occupational health/safety firms



Ranked by # of employees in 2004



Company Services, specialties

Address

City/postal code Full/part-time staff/year est.

Phone/fax Web site



Mines & Aggregates Safety & Health Injury prevention, ground

Assoc. control, control, industrial

690 McKeown Ave. safety wellness,

North Bay, P1B 9P1 35/na/1998 see Web site.

705-747-7233/472-7233 www.masha.on.ca

Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Assoc. Health & safety training,

P.O. Box 2050 Stn. Main consultation in forestry



North Bay, P1B 9P1 24/2/1915

705-474-7233/474-4530 www.Ofswa.on.ca

Clarke Phillips Safety Supply Compliance, training

P.O. Box 880 respiratory product service,

Copper Cliff, P0M 1N0 10/8/1954 see Web.



705-682-4491/682-2002 Safety consulting, mining,

forestry

Occupational Health Clinics for Ont. Determine work-related

Workers Inc. injuries, hygiene,

1300 Paris St. Suite 4 ergonomics, education

Sudbury, P3E 3A3 10/0/1992

705-523-2330/523-2606 www.ohcow.on.ca

Industrial Accident Prevention Assoc. Health, safety workshops,

2141 LaSalle Blvd. Unit B networking, client service

Sudbury, P3A 4R8 rep

1-800-406-4272/560-4370 9/na/1917

www.iapa.on.ca

Canadian Corporate Health Clinics Inc. Vocational rehab,

130 Elm St Suite 102 prevention, wellness,

Sudbury, P3C 1T6 physiotherapy

705-673-8699/674-8077 6/3/2002

www.cchc.ca

Contruction Safety Assoc. of Ontario Health, safety issues,

186 Chippewa St employee reps, health/safety

Sault Ste. Marie technical advice

1-800-781-2726/705-256-7561 6/0/1929

www.csao.org

St. John Ambulance (Thunder Bay, Automated external

northwest) defribrillation training,

518 Fort William Rd. first aid, safety programs

Thunder Bay, P7B 2Z8 4/3/np

807-345-1712/343-0295 www.sjatbay.com

Industrial Solutions Management Inc. WHMIS training, plant

1071 Lorne St. audits, fall protection

Sudbury, P3C 4S6 4/0/2001

705-673-5672/673-8890 www.ismhelp.com

St. John Ambulance (Sudbury office) WHMIS training, health &

2935 Bancroft Dr. safety programs, first-aid

Sudbury, P3B 1T8 training

705-524-7223/524-9338 3/varies/1952

www.sja.ca/on/sudbury

Northwest Training and Development Training, consultation, back

438 Franklin St. South injury prevention

Thunder Bay, P7E 1R3 3/2/1982

807-622-6077/623-7099 www.trainingnorthwest.com

Workers and Health and Safety Centre Health, safety training,

43 Elm St. Suite 110 WHIMIS certification, see

Sudbury, P3G 1S4 Web for more

705-522-8200/522-8957 3/n/a/1981

www.whsc.on.ca



n/a = not applicable, n/p = not provided, nfp = not for publication.

Northern Ontario Business cannot guarantee accuracy as we rely on

information provided by the listed companies. Due to space restrictions,

not all survey respondents appear in the list.

COPYRIGHT 2005 Laurentian Business Publishing, Inc.



No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.

Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

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Observing Health and Safety at Work

Regardless of size, all businesses have a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employees and visitors to their workplaces and offices, and a range of federal and state laws exist to ensure that responsibility is met. This article explains the main steps you must take for your business to properly meet and enforce health and safety regulations. It offers guidance about such topics as policies, ensuring that your fire safety plan is adequate, providing personal protective equipment, establishing a first aid procedure, record keeping, and forming a safety committee.

What to DoUnderstand and Adhere to Fire Regulations

Because a fire represents the ultimate