Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Cancer accounts for 31% of  long-term sickness absence  claims paid, with breast  cancer accounting for almost half.

Cancer is top cause of long-term sickness absence claims, report shows

Cancer accounts for almost one-third of all long-term sickness absence claims paid through income protection in the last year, according...

risks associated with business travel

How to avoid the risks associated with business travel

What preparations should companies make to cut down on the risks associated with business travel? Rob Walker, of International SOS...

workplace health and wellbeing strategy

Measure impact of workplace health and wellbeing strategy through solid metrics

If you have introduced a workplace health and wellbeing strategy, how do you make sure from the outset that it’s...

David Davies, secretary of state for exiting the EU, has promised no repeal of existing employment law.   REX/Shutterstock

Will Brexit be good or bad for UK occupational health and safety?

The EU referendum vote has led to financial, economic and political turmoil. But how will Brexit affect UK occupational health...

Better Health at Work Alliance

Will new workplace health and wellbeing alliance bring together service providers and users?

The new Better Health at Work Alliance is marketing itself as an industry-led, one-stop resource for workplace health and wellbeing....

More than two thirds of people surveyed  say they would consider going private to avoid long NHS waiting times

NHS waiting times hinder return to work from sickness absence

Almost half (46%) of the British public is worried about NHS waiting times in England, citing this as their biggest...

Significant sectoral differences persist in the rates of workplace deaths, with  construction among the highest.

Occupational health research round-up: September 2016

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes summaries of findings on falling workplace fatalities and the stressful and costly...

mental health issues at work

Mental health issues at work up in past five years, finds CIPD study

The number of people saying they have experienced mental health issues while in employment has shot up from a quarter...

'walk and talk' sedentary working

Sedentary working: ‘walk and talk’ meetings boost productivity, study says

Turning one meeting a week into a “walk-and-talk” could transform the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff, a US study...

wearable health monitors

Mistrust about data use holds back use of wearable health monitors at work

The use of wearables in the workplace – which are often health related – is being stalled by a lack...

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