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Global issues in occupational health

Conference sheds light on global issues in occupational health

On 10 May, a joint event run by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Royal Society of Medicine...

Sit-stand desks can cut the time spent sitting at work, but the overall goal is more movement  throughout the day.

Why sit-stand desks alone won’t end the risks of sedentary working

28 Jul 2017

With more than 60 years of evidence on the health impact of sitting for long periods at work, sit-stand desks...

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NMC revalidation

How to succeed in NMC revalidation for occupational health

4 Jul 2017

Occupational health nurses will be familiar by now with the process of NMC revalidation, but concerns remain about how to...

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NMC revalidation: reflective practice

NMC revalidation: Reflective practice for occupational health nurses

3 Jul 2017

Reflective practice is part of the NMC revalidation process and can be a critical way to improve occupational health practice....

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occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

Case study: occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

2 Jun 2017

A case study of occupational exposure to hepatitis B shows how to transform occupational health nursing care through reflective practice....

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Making the occupational health business case: lessons from the US

31 May 2017

Scientific evidence and the occupational health business case were key topics at the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine...

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Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

9 May 2017

Occupational health professionals have a role in managing bipolar disorder and work attendance. Catherine Carr explains how psychological flags can...

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OH nurse training

Representatives meet with NMC to discuss disquiet over OH nurse training

3 May 2017

Occupational health professionals were set to meet officials from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) last month to open potentially...

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Almost 35% of workers aged between 26 and 30 are physically inactive, in contrast with only 22.5% of 56-60 year old workers, research finds

Occupational health research round-up: May 2017

3 May 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes reports showing that young workers are less active than older ones, and...

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Report finds lack of clarity in occupational health training courses

4 Apr 2017

The current wide variety of occupational health training courses “reduces clarity for employers and potential students”, a report from the...

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Survey results critical of training of occupational health nurses

4 Apr 2017

Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) principles for the training of occupational health nurses do not adequately prepare them for...

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A backlash in August against an illegal working sting at the Byron Burger restaurant in London. Controversy about migrant labour affects the health of workers. Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Role of occupational health in migrant workers’ health

2 Apr 2017

Migrant workers’ health presents a unique set of challenges for OH practitioners. Tristi Brownett draws on personal experience to offer...

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Radio waves: terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA)

Occupational health effects linked to terrestrial trunked radios (TETRA)

2 Mar 2017

The use of terrestrial trunked radios (TETRAs) has raised concerns about health and sickness absence. Jackie Cinnamond looks at the...

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Employees with high emotional intelligence have higher job satisfaction as they can reduce negative feelings, a study finds

Occupational health research round-up: March 2017

1 Mar 2017

This month’s look at recent occupational health research includes studies on emotional intelligence at work and the different effects of...

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plantar fasciitis

Return to work of a security officer with plantar fasciitis

5 Feb 2017

This case study examines the impact of plantar fasciitis on the ability of Brian, a 40-year-old security officer, to undertake...

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