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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020

4 Dec 2020

Fatigue and workplace exercise programmes
Work-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020

6 Nov 2020

Work-related allergic symptoms in bakers
Bakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: October 2020

2 Oct 2020

Work environment risk factors for MSDs
Ergonomic improvements and stress reduction interventions are likely to cut the prevalence of sickness...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: September 2020

4 Sep 2020

Fifth of doctors consume “potentially hazardous” levels of alcohol
Twenty per cent of doctors in a survey of 109 working...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: August 2020

7 Aug 2020

Occupational health is “thin line” protecting the Covid-19 frontline
The workload in healthcare occupational health has increased 20-fold as a...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020

3 Jul 2020

Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medics
Almost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: June 2020

5 Jun 2020

Covid-19 to have lasting impact on workplace health
The potential adverse impact of the current pandemic on workers’ health extends...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: May 2020

1 May 2020

Perceived stress and teacher absence
High levels of perceived stress amongst teachers are associated with increased frequency of sickness absence...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

3 Apr 2020

Mental wellbeing after electric shock
Electricians experiencing electrical accidents at work report more problems with cognition and lower mental wellbeing...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: March 2020

6 Mar 2020

Predicting occupational allergy in apprentices
Hairdressing and culinary apprentices are usually exposed to the same workplace agents, such as inhalant...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: February 2020

7 Feb 2020

Childhood experiences and bullying at work
People who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including being bullied at school, are...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

3 Jan 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2019

6 Dec 2019

Low patient expectation hits knee surgery rehabilitation
Low expectations about the outcome of knee surgery partly explains why three out...

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Flu jab

Occupational health research round-up: November 2019

1 Nov 2019

Workers don’t feel vulnerable to ‘flu
Workers outside healthcare settings do not feel vulnerable to influenza and have, therefore, low...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2019

6 Sep 2019

Rise in climate change-led occupational ‘heat stress’ cuts world productivity
The rise in global temperatures resulting from climate change will...

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