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Think LSR – May 2, 2022

Personal protective equipment, or “PPE”, is often considered as our first protection from workplace hazards. THIS IS WRONG – PPE is our LAST line of defence against hazards and to stay safe it is important to remember this. WHEN DESIGNING SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK A “HIERARCHY...

Think LSR – November 8, 2021

WHAT IS HEAT STRESS? Heat stress occurs when the body’s means of controlling its internal temperature starts to fail. As well as air temperature, factors such as work rate, humidity and clothing worn while working may lead to heat stress. HOW DOES THE BODY REACT TO HEAT? Your...

Think LSR – August 11, 2021

The Five Ways to Well-being are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of the whole population. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), a British charitable institution that promotes “social, economic and environmental justice”....

Think LSR – June 9, 2021

Since the dawn of history, mankind has made use of naturally occurring substances for medicinal, religious and social purposes. These substances may be used to control pain, to make people feel relaxed and happy, or to alter mental perception. These natural substances, and an even...

Think LSR – May 26, 2021

In 2013, around 54 million people worldwide sustained injuries from road traffic accidents. This resulted in 1.4 million deaths. This means that nearly 27,000 people a week were killed in vehicle crashes. The death rate is highest in Africa (24.1 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants) and...

Think LSR – March 17, 2021

Around 300 people die and 16,000 are injured in enclosed spaces each year, which means somebody dies needlessly almost every day. Perhaps the most shocking statistic is that for every one person requiring assistance, two or three people will die trying to rescue them. The terms...

Think LSR – February 17, 2021

Most accidents occur when there is an unplanned transfer of energy from one place to another. As an example, a hammer dropped from a height will have kinetic energy, and when the falling hammer is stopped by hitting another object it will exert a force...

Think LSR – January 19, 2021

Personal Protective Equipment, or “PPE” is often considered as our first protection from workplace hazards. THIS IS WRONG – PPE is our LAST line of defence against hazards and to stay safe it is important to remember this. When designing safe systems of work a “Hierarchy...

Think LSR – December 11, 2020

Back pain is a big problem - studies have estimated that more than four million working days a year in the UK are lost because of it, and in the USA back pain and other “Musculoskeletal Disorders” (MSD) account for almost 30% of illnesses leading...