The ageing of the U.K. workforce

Because the age of the European workforce is rapidly advancing, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work recently launched a campaign called Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, and it might be of interest to Essex workers and their employers. Across Europe, 30 percent or more of the workforce ....

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NHS Direct admits fault in patient misdiagnosis

Essex residents who in the past have used NHS Direct Trust may be interested to hear that the organisation has admitted fault after a misdiagnosis incident in December 2011 that ended with a woman dying of cardiac arrest. Her widower said that he hopes that as result of this case, the mistakes tha....

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Worker survives 13 metre fall

According to the Health and Safety Executive, a man was lucky to be alive after falling 13 metres down a shaft at a building site in Leicester. Essex construction workers may be aware that there are specific guidelines in place for work that takes place at height. After the magistrate's court heard ....

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How to file a workers’ compensation claim

Injured Essex workers must complete six important steps in the pursuit of a workers' compensation claim. You may want to keep this checklist handy, just in case an injury ever occurs. First, you will need to report the incident and related injuries to your employer. Every workplace has an individ....

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Construction company admits to safety failure

A matter involving the death of a 35-year-old worker on an Essex construction site has moved closer to resolution as the construction company for which the man worked admitted to unsafe practices. At the time of the accident, the man was working together with a crane operator to move cages. Four cag....

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