Long hours and pressure brought on by the economic downturn mean one in three employees faces excessive pressure at work, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson.
Its Global Workforce Study , which surveyed 32,000 employees worldwid More...19 November 2012 11:35
Occupational solvents and child development Many women who work during pregnancy are exposed to solvents at work, and a recent study suggests that the children of such women are more likely to have higher scores of attention deficit/hyperactivity and More...17 November 2012 00:00
The fit note system is not working in the way it should be, say HR professionals, who have complained that doctors fail to use the notes as they were intended when the Government introduced them two years ago. According to a survey by XpertHR , 62% More...13 November 2012 13:07
Despite the weight of research demonstrating the positive difference wellbeing can make, most organisations still do not fully realise the potential of a well workforce. Reluctant chief executives and other budget holders, as well as sceptical employees More...07 November 2012 08:02
As OH positions are cut in both the private and public sectors and the number of specialist trainee positions falls, the profession is facing a crisis of worrying proportions, Dr Richard Preece says.
There is truly a crisis in OH nursing and occupat More...02 November 2012 09:00
OH challenges The Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health (PEROSH), a group of European research institutes, has published... More...01 November 2012 09:00
Workplace programmes aimed at decreasing hypertension could go quite a long way to improving employees' overall health, new research has suggested.
A study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine argued that worksite hypertension More...01 November 2012 09:00
Occupational health practitioners must make themselves aware of specific legislation that covers employee rights when dealing with patient data. Jonathan Exten-Wright explains.
Occupational health advisers are required to keep a range of records i More...01 November 2012 09:00
A new document from the Royal College of Nursing details the importance of wearing gloves in a healthcare environment. Diane Romano-Woodward examines what the guidance covers.
"My trust's policy says I have to wear gloves when taking blood pressure. More...01 November 2012 09:00
Private healthcare companies are developing consultancy services to ensure cost-effective solutions to workplace health issues. Through these consultancies, experts can support employers in deciding how to get the best value for money out of their inves More...01 November 2012 09:00
Sitting in a chair for long periods of time can be damaging to your body. Exercise physiologist Alex Sheldon explains how occupational health can help to minimise the associated risks using a few simple exercises.
Do humans need to physica More...01 November 2012 09:00
A recent gathering in Wales brought together GPs and occupational health teams to discuss the impact of fitness-for-work statements on sickness absence at various organisations. Occupational health practitioners provide their feedback on the event. More...01 November 2012 09:00
Employers should bite the bullet and pay for employees to be regularly screened to detect early signs of cancer, an employee benefits consultancy has said. The call by John Howard, senior consultant at Buck Consultants, was made to coincide with Brea More...31 October 2012 09:00
Employers have reported a rise in the average age of their employees and four out of 10 expect age-related health issues to be more of a problem in the future.
A survey of 1,000 employers and 1,000 employees by health insurer and provider Aviva fou More...31 October 2012 09:00
Effective supply chain management can have a positive knock-on effect on health and safety management in the workplace, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). A Cardiff University-commissioned study that focused on t More...30 October 2012 09:00
The construction industry's OH service Constructing Better Health (CBH) has removed audiometry and spirometry checks from its list of mandatory tests required for safety-critical workers. The move follows an analysis of industry feedback on what shou More...29 October 2012 09:00
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched its new cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, last month. The move means that, under the new Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, organisations that break health and safety laws are liable fo More...29 October 2012 09:00
University and higher education staff are suffering stress levels considerably higher than most of the British working population, as long hours, intense workloads and budgetary cuts erode their health and wellbeing, a union has warned.
A survey of More...27 October 2012 09:00
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for it to approve first aid training and qualifications. It also plans to review the content of the associated Approved Code of Practice to supp More...26 October 2012 14:50
Removing taxes on workplace health support could help to prevent as many as 3.8 million sickness absence days per year and save the UK economy £443 million, a leading private healthcare firm has said. In a report, Getting Britain fit for the recover More...26 October 2012 09:00