The Answers and Help Manager’s Need

This book “The Manager’s Ultimate Guide to Health and Wellbeing at Work is for anyone who has to manage worker’s health in the workplace including supervisors, human resources, occupational health professionals, safety practitioners and, of course, the official day-to-day managers of business.

This book has 53 of my most often asked occupational health questions.  The table of contents alone will probably intrigue you.

This book deals with everyday workplace issues such as absence, illness, legal obligations of employers and how to do the right thing at the right time for your workers.  If you have access to your own occupational health service then this book will explain how best to use it or even make it better by explaining what you need to do to get the best results possible.

If you don’t have an occupational health service then this book will be a godsend with links to comprehensive, easily understood information.

One of my occupational health colleagues challenged me to write this book and wrote:

“There are lots of effective management books around but I would like to see something written by an OH professional for management, helping them understand OH recommendations, and how we work.  There is a real gap in the market for this type of book.”

How “The Manager’s Ultimate Guide to Health and Wellbeing at Work” is Built

Part One

Is a list of the most “Frequently Asked Questions”; such as, what can you do if you don’t believe your employee is sick? And the answer to that and other tricky questions.

This book a reference manual, dip into the relevant section when you have a health issue in your workplace and you want to know the right way to go about sorting it out and the legal implications for you and the workplace.

About the Book:

I’ve kept things as  simple; there is a standard format for each question, which is:

  • A short introduction
  • How an occupational health service could help
  • The impact of the health issue in your business
  • The impact on your workers
  • If there is any law you need to know on the subject
  • Where to go for further help and support
  • Links to my work for video’s, blogs, articles or resources I have produced, such as templates, flowcharts etc.

Each question in is self-contained, so you don’t have to keep skipping from question to question.

Wherever possible I’ve used free resource links, such What is Health Surveillance? – guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, however, there are some publications which you may want to buy and I’ve included these where they are particularly helpful.

I’ve also used my website Working Well Solutions as it has loads of free resources for dealing with common health issues at works, plus free templates and policies which you can adapt for your own use such as the First Aid policy and risk assessment documents and guidance, and a Manager’s Guide to Stress Risk Assessment.

Part Two

Schedule of Options for Phased Return to Work
Schedule of Options for Phased Return to Work

Here I go into more depth on a few common OH issues, such as “Five Secrets to Cut OH Costs” and “The Pros and Cons of a Phased Return to Work”.

There is in-depth discussion and insights into how you can protect and enhance your worker’s health, plus keep your company legal.  Again there are links, information and discussions about common practical issues which often happen.

So here it is.  An empowering book. A quick reference book, with the key points in one place. A reference manual for those who need and want to protect workers health, fairly, effectively and efficiently.

Where to Find Out More

If you have any suggestions on how I can improve this book, use the contact form to let me know.