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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This month’s newsCaring award TSL Group, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, has won a Caring about theCarers award for supporting an employee who is a carer of a multiple sclerosissufferer. The company won the workplace category in a national award run bycarers’ organisations. Mars man talks OH physician at confectionery firm Mars Dr Stephen Deacon will focus on themanagement of occupational health and safety in a European business at the IOSHannual conference, which will look at the challenges ahead for health and theenvironment next week.  www.iosh.co.ukAudio stress pack A team of Royal College of Psychiatry doctors, psychologists and counsellorshave joined forces with broadcaster and psychiatrist Professor Anthony Clare toproduce an audio pack of tips to help workers cope with stress.  Tel: 0151-632 0662  www.talkinglife.co.ukSafety seminars The British Chambers of Commerce and the TUC are running 24 seminars acrossthe UK promoting health and safety in the workplace as part of the the HSE’sGood Health is Good Business campaign.  Tel:020-7565 2020 Stress probe The RCN is calling for an investigation into the impact of post-traumaticstress on nurses at its annual congress next week in Bournemouth. Over 2,500nurses from across the UK will attend.  www.rcn.org.ukResearch funds The Mid Downs OH Group will award the Peter O’Malley research scholarship,worth £5,000, for research in OH nursing practice in the UK and Europe. Closingdate is 30 June. Contact Judy Baker-Rogers at Tesco, Delamare Road, Cheshunt,Herts EN8 9SL Resource site Occupational physician Rupert Hall-Smith has set up a comprehensivenon-commercial medical web site with links to occupational health related siteson the Internet.  www.helpdoctor.co.ukRoad task force A task group drawn from health and safety organisations, the police and roadtransport policymakers is to be set up to look at ways of preventingwork-related road traffic incidents and casualties. The group will makerecommendations to the Health and Safety Commission and the DETR. Manual revision The HSE has issued a revised version of its free leaflet, Getting to Gripswith Manual Handling. The updated publication is designed to complement theGovernment’s Back in Work initiative, launched in May 1999. Copies areavailable from HSE Books, tel: 01787 881165, fax: 01787 313995. Hearing test move Earlier tests for noise induced hearing loss are being proposed by the HSEfollowing the publication of a research report about measurement of otoacousticemissions (OAEs) by the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at theUniversity of Southampton. Roving reps The TUC has called on the HSC to adopt a system of roving safetyrepresentatives to extend the benefits of union involvement in workplace healthand safety to small firms and mobile workforces. Such a system is already inoperation in Sweden. Previous Article Next Article NewsOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more