How to protect your hearing at work and play

Emma Shanks, Noise and Vibration Specialist at HSE’s Laboratory, explains the importance of looking after our hearing both in and outside the workplace – particularly when lives may depend on it. Picture the scene: you’re at a large family gathering for a special occasion in a busy pub. You’re attempting to tell Aunt Sue (who, … Continue reading “How to protect your hearing at work and play”

Do parking payment machines have to be so confusing?

When faced with a car park machine, Kevin Hallas of HSE’s Centre for Human and Organisational Performance, is convinced he’s not alone in the struggle to work out where to put the ticket, where the credit card goes, which screen to look at and how to get a receipt. I travel a fair bit for … Continue reading “Do parking payment machines have to be so confusing?”

Keeping an eye on the small changes can avoid BIG safety problems

Paul Grant, Energy Sector Manager at HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory, looks at what can go wrong when cumulative tiny changes go unnoticed or become accepted as ‘normal’… I’ve started cycling to work and as a result I have been using my car less and less. For the past few weeks, the car has struggled … Continue reading “Keeping an eye on the small changes can avoid BIG safety problems”