The Spanish health and safety system is something rather complicated. First of all, to be understood, you must be conscious that their philosophical approach is paternalistic, where the focus is on what is done or not done, rather than the results and where the employer is the most responsible for it.
It is a highly bureaucratized system where everything has a legal screen and for some years very judicial. It is already very difficult to find Health & Safety Advisors who have not passed through a court due to some accident.
It is a great paradox where the people most concerned with Health and Safety are the most aggrieved by the system.
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Effective interview preparation will help you to secure your ideal role, progress your career and achieve your full potential. However, many people find interviews to be uncomfortable and stressful because they are being asked to discuss their personal situation in an unfamiliar environment.
Perhaps you feel uneasy at the prospect of attempting to “sell yourself” to a prospective employer, particularly when you don’t make a habit of telling complete strangers how wonderful you are! The good news is that there are some really simple things you can do (and avoid) to maximise your chances of securing your next health and safety job. Continue reading “Preparing for an Interview” »
Health & safety laws exist to protect everyone in the working environment, and should therefore be stringently adhered to. By ensuring that the following legislation is complied with at all times, your company will be a safe place for employees. Continue reading “Health & Safety: The Legal Facts You Need to Know” »
Workplace safety has become a hot-button issue in every industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3 million non-life threatening injuries occurred in the workplace in 2014. The good news is, that figure is 54,000 less than it was in 2013.
We can quote statistics until the cows come home, but the bottom line is, companies still have to work very hard to minimize the risk of injuries to their employees. Three million represents only a small segment of the population, but it is still a large enough number to draw attention to safety issues that are often ignored in many workplaces. Continue reading “Industrial Safety Practices That Cannot Be Ignored In Today’s Workplace” »