Research

Bipolar disorder and work attendance

Bipolar disorder and work attendance: a case study

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

e-cigarettes, vaping

Electronic cigarettes in the workplace: a guide

5 May 2017

In this good practice guide to electronic cigarettes in the workplace, Sarah Silcox looks at the evidence on vaping, policy...

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Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

5 May 2017

Big claims are made for the return on investment of employee wellbeing programmes, but how reliable is the evidence? Dr...

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sickness absence

Sickness absence drops to all-time low

4 May 2017

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

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risk of suicide

Latest figures show professions with highest risk of suicide

4 May 2017

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have for the first time revealed which professions have the highest risk...

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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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mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

13 Apr 2017

Momentum is growing to make employers’ take responsibility to tackle the problem of mental health at work, not least from...

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work and health

“Work and health will be high on the agenda in 2017″

5 Apr 2017

There has been a plethora of activity and related reports recently in the work and health world. Nick Pahl, CEO...

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corporate wellbeing providers

Corporate wellbeing providers: 5 tips on how to pick a winner

4 Apr 2017

Corporate wellbeing providers promise a high return on investment on programmes, but don’t always deliver. Dr Bridget Juniper advises on...

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occupational health training

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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thumbs down: training of occupational health nurses

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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Army trainees who smoke have lower muscular and cardiorespiratory endurance than non-smokers,  a study has found

Occupational health research round-up: April 2017

4 Apr 2017

This month’s round up of occupational health research includes a study on the impact of smoking on muscular and cardiorespiratory...

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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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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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