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Keeping well at work

Author: Philip Pearson; Trades Union Congress.
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2001.
Series: A TUC guide
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Stress, bullying, RSI and other strains can all take their toll on an employee's health. This guide offers relevant information on the most common workplace risks and how to tackle them. With the use  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Pearson; Trades Union Congress.
ISBN: 0749435755 9780749435752
OCLC Number: 46650345
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Health and safety law 1. Chemical cocktail Eddie's story Regulations to protect and report 2. The right to keep well at work Health and safety law at work Regulating health and safety 'Hazards' and 'risks' What you can do yourself Taking legal action Protection from victimization 3. Assessing risks at work Employers' duty to assess risks Five steps to risk assessment Pregnancy and VDU risks Part 2 A pain in the workplace 4. A job at the supermarket Gita's story 5. Aches and strains: the danger signs Musculo-skeletal disorders Repetitive strain injury Preventing injury The law Women and manual handling injuries A healthy back If you suffer from back strain at work 6. Body mapping Surveying for hazards Hazard mapping Working safely in a supermarket 7. Safe and healthy call centres Modern office, with a difference RSI in call centres Work safely Advice for RSI sufferers Noise and hearing Angry and abusive calls Stress in call centres Stress control: what can you do? 8. Taking care of your voice Answer that phone! Voice care What you can do for yourself What your employer should do 9. Teamworking in call centres Getting critical Criteria for satisfying work Part 3 Stress, violence and bullying 10. Tackling stress at work Stress: the facts Defining work-related stress 'Fight or flight' reactions to stress Symptoms and causes of stress at work Stress - the risk assessment approach The law on stress Women and stress What you can do for yourself Taking legal action 11. Violence in store Mark's story Hammer blows No 'victim support' here Preventing shop violence: the law Union safety advice 12. Personal safety A picture of violence Violence at work: assessing the risks Zero tolerance in the NHS Working alone: home care staff Personal safety: estate agents What you can do for yourself Traumatic stress 13. When bullying goes unchecked Maxine's story Union tackles bullying Maxine's case: some lessons 14. Tacking bullying at work The effects of bullying Where bullying flourishes What you can do to tackle a bully Keeping a diary Bullying at work: the law Cath Noonan: 'I know a bit about the way they work' Part 4 'New' health issues 15. 'She's got PMS: that's a good one' Toni and Louise: coping with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 16. What is PMS? Eplaining PMS Winning recognition of PMS Self-diagnosis Four steps to managing PMS New workplace policies for PMS Men and PMS 17. Driven to death 'Occupational road risk' Employers to face new duties? Road risk assessment 'Nod off and die' What you can do for yourself 18. Teleworking Setting up to telework Risk assessment: the basis steps Safe use of 'office' equipment Personal safety Problems of isolation 19. Men's health - the working years Gender health gap Men's health initiatives Part 5 Resources 20. Disability rights at work The Disability Discrimination Act Who is covered by the DDA? 'Reasonable adjustments' Access to Work Disability leave What you can do for yourself Taking legal action 'New vision' for occupational health 21. What to expect from your doctor Questions your doctor should ask about your work Workplace hazards: what GPs need to know Advice or treatment? Seven GP case studies 22. Occupational health in the community Community-based OH projects Where to get help
Series Title: A TUC guide
Responsibility: Philip Pearson.


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'This book should be on every ward and health centre, and be read by every nurse' Nursing Times, London

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