In brief

Modernisation creates new occupational risks

Changes in society and work are creating new types of occupational risks, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has said. It found a lack of physical activity, increasingly complex new technologies and a greater vulnerability of low-status workers were all issues that needed to be addressed.

Mental health services used more by blacks

Black African and Caribbean people are more likely to use mental health in-patient services than the general population, a census has found. They are also more likely than most to be admitted under the Mental Health Act and, once in hospital, more likely to experience seclusion or physical restraint.

Health guide launched by medicine faculty

he Faculty of Occupational Medicine has launched a new Health and Work Handbook designed to focus primary care teams and occupational health professionals on the role they can play in helping to keep people in work.
Go to www.facoccmed.ac.uk/library/docs/h&w.pdf


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