Stress warningThe corporate risks division of insurance brokers lardine Lloyd Thompson says that employers who fail to implement stress management strategies risk paying a heavy price in the future. Research by the Health and Safety Executive last year showed that 5 million employees suffer from high levels of stress at work - one in every five workers. In addition, a recent Datamonitor report claims that fewer workers are now taking time out for a lunch break, something which could help combat stress.
IT securityBusiness continuity and disaster recovery provider Global Continuity has launched an iTContinuity.com website, covering IT security, continuity, availability and resilience issues. iTContinuity.com also contains product information, event listings and recruitment. Membership of the site is free and you can register at www.itcontinuity.com.
Boardroom summariesInsurer AIG Europe has launched a new range of reports for directors on emerging corporate governance issues. Subjects covered include the Turnbull Report, the Whistleblowers Act, the new contaminated land regime and corporate killing. You can obtain copies of the reports by e-mailing marketing.uk@AIG. corn.
Local authorities and auditorsDistrict Audit and ALARM, the national forum for risk management in the public sector, are working on a guide for auditors that will assess and help inform local authorities' decisionmaking and risk management practices.
Health, safety and security:Glaxo Smithkiine UK recently commissioned training videos for staff and on-site contractors. With minimum interruption to their working day, staff view their programme on either a VHS player or the company intranet. Contractors view their version on arrival while equipment is being checked and permits to work are issued. The six minute programmes were prepared by Williams Management Communication, producers of corporate training videos specialising in risk management. They can be contacted at: email@example.com