Whatever your feelings about technology, there is no escaping that it has become a vital part of our working lives. Nic Paton explores how the software available to the OH profession can help make the day just that bit easier. Investing in or upgradi More...07 June 2013 00:01
Pre-employment screening still in use Almost half of job applicants are still asked whether or not they have a health condition or disability at some point in the recruitment process, despite the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 tightening up the ci More...06 June 2013 00:01
Senior managers and directors may be offered sufficient financial rewards but looking after their mental health will benefit both the individual and the company, says Validium's Mandy Rutter. The success of the Mental Health Discrimination Bill is pa More...06 June 2013 00:01
The number of people living with cancer and experiencing discrimination at work is rising despite the introduction of the Equality Act, according to charity Macmillan Cancer Support . It has argued that almost four in 10 (37%) people who return More...06 June 2013 00:01
Nearly 659,000 British construction workers could be at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), according to new estimates.
Box 1: Occupations most at risk of HAVS
Plant operatives: 42,210 people
Plant m More...05 June 2013 00:01
New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other sharps in healthcare came into effect last month.
The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations came into force on 11 May, with Northern Ireland introducing More...05 June 2013 00:01
Any OH practitioner who is likely to find themselves working in an environment where noise is a risk needs an understanding of how hearing loss can come about. Susanna Everton provides an overview.
High levels of noise can cause permanent irreversib More...05 June 2013 00:01
"Presenteeism", or struggling into work when unwell, is becoming an increasing problem in UK workplaces, according to two separate studies.
A poll of more than 3,000 people by Capita Employee Benefits has concluded that more than two-thirds (70%) More...04 June 2013 00:01
Cases of travellers returning to the UK with dengue fever have almost tripled in the past year, new public health body Public Health England has warned.
The organisation, which took over responsibility for public health in England from Ap More...04 June 2013 00:01
The future of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been called into question after the Government announced in April that it was launching a review of the role and function of the organisation .
Employment minister Mark Hoban stressed More...04 June 2013 00:00
Scottish consultant in occupational medicine Dr Alastair Leckie has been appointed as the new president of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) from this month.
Leckie, lead consultant in occupational medicine for NHS Fife and direct More...03 June 2013 00:01
The Royal College of Physicians' Health and Work Development Unit is launching two audit and quality improvement projects for occupational health physicians, nurses and services, both NHS and private.
There will be a national audit of long More...03 June 2013 00:01
The Government's response to the Frost/Black report could see the biggest shake-up of the OH profession in a generation, finds Nic Paton.
The reaction from the OH community to January's response by the Government to the Frost/Black "Health at wor More...03 June 2013 00:01
Everyone has experienced an illness that rips through the workplace like lightening. Occupational Health magazine offers tips for both employers and staff to minimise the risks. Predictions from the Health Protection Agency in January say that a rise More...01 June 2013 00:01
During a clinical assessment, a patient's history can be the key to helping an OH professional decide if someone is fit for work or not. Greta Thornbory explains how best to conduct the process. Taking a patient's history has traditionally been More...01 June 2013 00:01
This index of articles in Occupational Health includes all of those published during 2011 and 2012, grouped under topic headings. Topics: A Absence management Accreditation and quality standards Alcohol and drug testing Armed forces and O More...01 June 2013 00:01
Occupational health can play a key role in contributing to the cultural change required in the NHS in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire healthcare scandal, the two bodies that have replaced NHS Plus have argued.
In a submission to a consultation by More...31 May 2013 00:01
The Commercial Occupational Health Providers' Association (COHPA) has expressed disquiet at comments made by welfare minister Lord Freud in April about the extent to which the Government's proposed new health and work assessment and advisory servic More...30 May 2013 00:01
A London bus driver was awarded nearly £60,000 in damages in May after an employment tribunal judged he was unfairly dismissed from his job after developing diabetes.
David Hoggett worked for Abellio London Limited - which operates the capital More...30 May 2013 00:01
Healthcare provider BUPA has launched a new service: mobile occupational health screening units.
The units, in vans, replicate the company's static OH facilities and were designed for its client Network Rail, said BUPA.
The idea be More...29 May 2013 00:01