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occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

Case study: occupational exposure to Hepatitis B

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

People experiencing depression and working in a metropolitan area were at greater risk of increasing their alcohol consumption to risky levels around retirement, a report found.

Occupational health research round-up: June 2017

1 Jun 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes studies on alcohol consumption of people reaching retirement age and the relationship...

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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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Women more likely to take up eyecare benefits at work

30 May 2017

Women are more likely to take up eyecare benefits than men, employers believe, with older employees (aged over 40) again...

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Society of Occupational Medicine business case for occupational health

Society of Occupational Medicine document makes the business case for occupational health

30 May 2017

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published a guide for employers and commissioners outlining the business case for, and...

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Annual sickness absence rates show little change

30 May 2017

Overall sickness absence rates have remained largely unchanged in the last year, at 2.3%, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF has concluded....

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E-cigarettes in the workplace: an employer’s guide to vaping

30 May 2017

In July 2007, England introduced its smoking ban, following the rest of the UK in banning the use of cigarettes...

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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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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 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: 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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