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first_imgNewsOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s newsCareer uncertainty Nearly half the UK’s health and safety professionals say they either willnot or may not be working in the industry in 10 years’ time, according to astudy by busi-ness information provider Croner. The survey found 52 per centsaid they would be in the industry, while 30 per cent said no and 18 per centwere unsure. Fair weather skivers The hot weather last month prompted as many as 7.5 million workers to takeunauthorised time off to bask in the sunshine, finance directors believe. Asurvey by recruitment agency Reed found 27 per cent of finance directors feltemployees had bunked off to enjoy the sun. Supporting A&E staff Hospital staff in the A&E department at University Hospital Aintree havebeen given access to a support service to help them cope with the strains ofthe job. The hospital’s support team holds induction days for new staff,explaining the role of the service and what it offers, and see staff in groupsand individually on a confidential basis, to help them deal with stress andanxiety. Tie dangers Wearing a tie can increase the dangers of suffering from serious eye conditionssuch as glaucoma. A study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology(2003;87:946-948) found tightness around the neck restricted the jugular vein,which raises blood pressure, particularly around the eyeball. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img