A new wellbeing programme is helping to create a true team spirit in the workplace. Occupational Health magazine finds out how. Team building is nothing new - it has been talked about for years as a motivational tool for helping engender bu More...23 January 2013 00:01
Employers will be able to make use of a new independent assessment and advisory service in order to address sickness absence and get employees back to work, as part of measures unveiled by the Government today.
The proposal forms part of the Governm More...17 January 2013 16:16
A raft of London employers have been applauded for their work in creating healthy workplaces.
The Healthy Workplace Awards , run by the Greater London Authority, were awarded in December 2012 and are designed to celebrate the achievements of employ More...11 January 2013 00:01
Guidance to help employers make their health and safety rules and procedures more relevant to the work they do and the staff they protect has been published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
The guidance, Management of sa More...10 January 2013 00:01
Employers are confused about their legal responsibilities when it comes to checking the vision of employees who drive for work purposes, a leading eyecare company has warned.
Specsavers Corporate Eyecare argued that the law as it stands is ambiguous More...10 January 2013 00:01
The number of needlestick injuries that left healthcare workers exposed to blood-borne viruses has more than doubled in the past decade, according to statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
It has calculated that, despite the NHS running More...09 January 2013 00:01
In these times of market uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make sure employees are engaged. Dr Katie Tryon looks at how employers can use benefits to keep their staff happy.
Over the past decade, employers have become increasingly sophi More...08 January 2013 00:01
Walking and cycling need to become the norm for short journeys and more people need to be encouraged to keep fit by incorporating such activities into their everyday domestic and working lives, according to recommendations from the National Institute fo More...08 January 2013 00:01
Four employers in 10 (38%) believe the fit note regime has been a significant step forward in how employers manage sickness absence, according to research published by XpertHR, Occupational Health magzine's sister HR resource.
This is a lower figure More...08 January 2013 00:01
Mental health and work
Taking steps to change the workplace environment and train managers on how to manage mental health issues at work can improve productivity and cut absence costs for employers, according to a new briefing from the Parliamentary More...08 January 2013 00:01
NHS trusts should appoint a board-level workplace health "champion" to lead and promote staff health and wellbeing, according to both the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. The Staff Health Improvement project was More...07 January 2013 00:01
Britons are too "stoic" about their health, with the result that they often delay reporting unusual symptoms or going to a doctor and so could be putting their health at risk, especially when it comes to diagnosing and treating conditions such as cancer More...06 January 2013 00:01
Hundreds of thousands of workers are forced to leave work or take early retirement because of a lack of support from their employers around musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), a new report has found. The study, published by think-tank The Work Foundati More...04 January 2013 00:01
Older men with stressful jobs and little power to make decisions are more likely to suffer with heart disease than their peers with less job strain, according to a study published in Occupational Medicine , the journal of the Society of Occupationa More...03 January 2013 00:01
More than half a million people with cancer are currently in the workforce, contributing £16 billion each year to the economy, figures that could rise to one million individuals and £29 billion by 2030, according to the latest research from Oxford Econo More...02 January 2013 00:01
Effective top-level management requires both empathy with staff and the ability to apply leadership theory to practice. Sarah Witwicka and Anne Harriss explain how this affects occupational health nurses.
Never has it been more important for occupat More...01 January 2013 09:01
Most occupational health practitioners will face having to make a convincing argument to the budget setters for adequate resourcing of their department. Patricia Southworth offers some tips on how to get the best deal. Few occupational health profess More...01 January 2013 09:00
A research project has developed a method to identify factors that can damage the wellbeing of employees and have far-reaching effects on the performance of organisations. Hamish Moore reports. Work is an essential part of life. The term "Protestant More...01 January 2013 09:00
Proposals for dealing with drug driving in the same way as drink driving have implications for employers, including safety, policies and insurance, writes Mark Burrup.
If the Crime, Communications and Court Bill being considered by Parliament More...01 January 2013 09:00
Therapy is only one of many interventions that can help people with mental health problems return to the workplace. But Dr Rob Hampton highlights evidence from the Fit for Work pilot programmes on how non-clinical approaches can be effective.
Stress More...01 January 2013 09:00