Occupational Health & Wellbeing

liver disease in the workplace

Managing liver disease in the workplace

Liver disease, with its link to alcohol, is a growing problem in the workplace. Nic Paton looks at the role...

RSK HR director Zoe Brunswick and her family

Creating a “family feel”: supporting parents’ return to work

Returning from maternity leave is tough. Zoe Brunswick, HR director at environmental engineering consultancy RSK and former Personnel Today Awards...

telephone health assessments

Telephone health assessments: good practice in occupational health

Telephone health assessments can be a useful way to provide a fast and effective OH service. Catherine Darcy-Jones and Anne...

rheumatoid arthritis

Repetitive physical tasks at work increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis

People whose jobs involve carrying out repetitive physical tasks can be at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, research...

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Technology drives employee wellbeing and engagement at Oracle

IT company Oracle’s approach to employee wellbeing and engagement uses technology to create a unique working environment, says Andy Campbell,...

alcohol and drug dependency

BMA updates guidance on recruiting people with alcohol or drug dependency issues

The British Medical Association’s occupational medicine committee has published new guidance on best practice in terms of recruiting people with...

mindfulness

Building the business case for evidence-based mindfulness

When considering offering mindfulness training to employees, it is important to do your research. Juliet Adams explains some of the...

UKIP leader Nigel Farage resigns after playing a key part in achieving Brexit. Will the UK's exit from Europe lead to cuts to health and wellbeing at work? Joel Goodman/LNP/Shutterstock

Impact of Brexit on health and wellbeing at work: practitioners fear cutbacks

A UK exit from the EU could have significant repercussions for occupational health and health and safety, practitioners are warning....

People leaving flowers outside the courthouse during the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, responsible for a terrorist attack on a Norwegian summer camp in 2011. Allover Norway/REX/Shutterstock

Occupational health research round-up: August 2016

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes studies on the impact of resilience building and post-traumatic stress of workers...

Emotional intelligence training got positive feedback from social workers, but the impact on burnout was unclear

Realistic workloads are key to reducing stress in the workplace

Emotional support and realistic workloads are key to reducing stress in the workplace, according to research on social workers by...

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