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Grandchildren and safety performance

What a wonderful time I had with my wife, my daughter, my awesome son-in-law and our two grandchildren for 11 days in Orlando, Florida. We, of course, did several days at Disney World and one day with my friends at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center.


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Understanding depression – Infographic from Study Medicine Europe

Depression presents itself in many different ways, according to Aris Grigoriou, Managing Director of Study Medicine Europe.


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Globalization’s connection to OSH: the way we work is changing

There is concern that the management of psychosocial risks is being neglected in a race to the bottom

The effects of globalization can be witnessed in so many aspects of our lives, including occupational safety and health (OSH). Firms are facing increasing pressure to remain competitive and, although implementing organizational changes may be necessary, they may result in new risks to workers' well-being.


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New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress

One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time, and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks — for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life unbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues — contribute to work-related stress.


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Belgium takes preventative steps against psychosocial risks in the workplace

A new piece of legislation entered into force in Belgium last month that focuses on managing psychosocial risks in the workplace which can for instance lead to burnout and stress.


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Job titles – Striving to improve our status in safety

A while back, I read a story about the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) asking for examples of important-sounding, obscure and even bizarre job titles. One of the entries offered her job title of Underwater Ceramic Technician; she was a dishwasher at a restaurant.


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The Ebola threat: How scared should you be?

Psychologists say being prepared can help us feel more in control

The possibility of a catastrophic incident, such as a pandemic, severe weather or a terrorist attack, creates unease for many people. Psychologists who study risk perception and people’s potential reactions to unpredictable threats say that people can prepare themselves psychologically and therefore feel more in control if such an event were to occur.


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Burned-out healthcare professionals can’t be ignored

Burnout is a global phenomenon that prevents healthcare professionals from delivering quality care. Exhaustion continues to emerge as the most robust indicator, but it is uncertain whether this is an outcome of self-report studies.


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Four principles for staying cool under pressure – and succeeding

Athlete & world-renowned surgeon shares tips

We all ask ourselves the same desperate question from time to time: How am I going to make this work?! “No matter how well we’ve done laying the groundwork for everything to run smoothly – becoming educated, choosing the right spouse, treating others well -- we all face situations that challenge us,” says Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio, a world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon known as “the Michael Jordan of lung surgery.”


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Gift card gamification: Game elements support inner motivation to work safely

Gift cards are a common element of today’s safety incentive programs.


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