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Extra dates in Birmingham for work placement course

RoSPA has added new dates in Birmingham for the IOSH Work Placement Training course.

Specifically designed to help those who arrange, monitor or administer work experience placements, the course will run on the 24th and 25th of September.

It can also be run inside your own organisation.

For a booking form click here or to request further details please contact:


Email: osh@rospa.com Tel: 0121 248 2233.


HSE updates young worker web page


The HSE has updated its young worker information on the ‘Getting safely on the road to work – What do you need to know?’ web page.


The page is aimed at both employees and young workers themselves and contains information on a range of subjects such as the law, risks and work experience, alongside a useful links section.


The page can be viewed here


Northern TUC Youth Forum


The Northern TUC hosted a regional Youth Forum at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle on June 8. The event provided an opportunity for young trade unionists from across the region to come together and set out priorities for the year ahead.


Over forty delegates from a wide range of trade unions took part in the forum, which was facilitated by Fazia Hussain, Chair of the Young Members’ Network. Speakers on the day included Barney McGill, unionlearn Regional Manager, Michelle Appleby from the Energy Conservation Trust and Vic Mackay from the CWU, who outlined the benefits of the Organising Academy.


For more info see the TUC site



Stressful jobs increase depression risk


Having a high-pressure job doubles the risk of depression and anxiety in young adults, UK researchers have warned.

A study found 45 per cent of new cases of depression and anxiety were attributable to stressful work. The researchers defined a highly demanding job as involving a lack of control, long hours, non-negotiable deadlines and a high volume of work.

See the report here


European Agency for Safety and Health at Work publication


Following on from its successful 2006 ‘Safe start’ young worker campaign, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s website now features a free, downloadable report, ‘A safe start for young workers in practice’.

The publication contains real examples of how enterprises and organisations from across the EU have taken actions to prevent risks to young workers and to educate students about health and safety at work.

Download it here


Summer jobs advice


In 2005, 60 Canadian workers aged 15 to 24 were fatally injured as a result of workplace hazards. Another 52,920 young workers were injured on the job.


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is currently offering advice for parents and employers regarding how they can help to safeguard the health of youngsters working summer jobs.


Read more on the CCOHS site


 

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The information on accidents and prosecutions featured in this section comes from a number of different sources including the Health and Safety Executive and regional and national newspapers.


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"Work stress appears to bring on diagnosable forms of depression and anxiety in previously healthy young workers."

Dr Maria Melchior, an epidemiologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

 

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