Research

Radio waves: terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA)

Occupational health effects linked to terrestrial trunked radios (TETRA)

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

The Good Life Project hopes to demonstrate the restorative benefits of natural environments and encourage wider corporate responsibility for employee wellbeing. Photo: Noel O'Reilly

Is exposing employees to nature the key to employee wellbeing and higher productivity?

1 Mar 2017

A new project is working with employers to measure the impact that exposure to the natural environment has on employee...

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Mental health in winter

Winter worsens the mental health of two in five workers

1 Mar 2017

More than two-fifths (44%) of employees say winter has a negative effect on their mental wellbeing, with 51% believing it...

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cancer in the workplace

Employers need to raise awareness of cancer in the workplace

1 Mar 2017

Cancer in the workplace is an increasingly important issue as the workforce ages, but research shows managers lack awareness of...

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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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Yoga/occupational health research

Occupational health research round-up: February 2017

2 Feb 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research topics includes papers on the relative effectiveness of yoga compared with cognitive behavioural...

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obesity

Obesity survey finds more than one in four English adults are overweight

2 Feb 2017

New obesity figures have suggested that the average man in England now weighs nearly a stone more than he did...

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Metastatic melanoma: the most lethal type of skin cancer which is associated with sun exposure.

Deaths from cancer set to fall

2 Feb 2017

Four hundred thousand fewer people will die from cancer over the next 20 years thanks to advances in research, diagnosis...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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Research in occupational psychology shows that workers who scheduled time out from using smartphones had more positive moods than those who do not.

Web-based health apps, nudge theory and burnout: insights from occupational psychology

1 Feb 2017

A recent occupational psychology conference covered topics including web-based interventions for mental health, taking time off from smartphones and workplace...

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occupational health journals

How to get published in occupational health journals

3 Jan 2017

If you have something to share with your peers, one of your best options is to write for occupational health...

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occupational health professionals work unpaid overtime

Occupational health professionals regularly work unpaid overtime, survey shows

3 Jan 2017

Most OH and occupational hygiene professionals frequently work unpaid overtime, as reporting hours and workload continue to rise, an analysis...

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A PHE paper prompts OH educators on  multi-disciplinary education, high-quality clinical placements and course content

PHE blueprint for occupational health nurse education sets standards for future OH training

3 Jan 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has set out a new blueprint for occupational health nurse education, designed to respond to the...

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A survey found decreased sound tolerance could be considered as a possible new aspect of multiple chemical sensitivity.

Occupational health research round-up: January 2017

2 Jan 2017

Among this month’s occupational health research reports are studies on noise sensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity, and leadership responses to...

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