Sarah Silcox


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Temperature control remote

Higher temperatures increase work-related injuries

1 Feb 2014

In the midst of winter, it is interesting to learn of a significant association between working in high temperatures and...

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Two male pilots

Air crew more likely to die from cancer

31 Jan 2014

A recent study has found that airline staff are more likely to suffer from cancer.
Male cockpit crews employed by...

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EU told to use workplace to prevent chronic disease

7 Jan 2014

The European Union should increase its focus on the workplace as a setting for preventing chronic disease, according to the...

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Study surveys EAP providers for differences in practice

7 Jan 2014

A journal focusing on workplace behavioural health has produced a useful survey of 82 employee assistance programme (EAP) providers, giving...

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Study shows cost of rising depression to the workplace

6 Jan 2014

The rising incidence of depression has profound effects in the workplace, according to an Australian study that seeks to build...

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Neck and shoulder exercise DVD helps prevent musculoskeletal disorders

5 Jan 2014

A DVD presenting a range of exercises for the neck, shoulders and arms is a useful tool in helping to...

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Imbalance of effort and reward at home and work leads to mental health problems and absence

4 Jan 2014

A nine-year study of 2,086 white-collar workers employed in public organisations in Quebec city has found that workers exposed to...

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Volunteering improves wellbeing in older people

26 Nov 2013

Volunteering, helping others and attending sports or social clubs are good for the wellbeing of older workers and retirees, according...

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Call-back facility aids smoking cessation

25 Nov 2013

Telephone-based counselling for those seeking to quit smoking is most effective if there is a call-back facility from the counsellor,...

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Musculoskeletal disorders an issue for dentists

24 Nov 2013

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for a significant proportion of occupational diseases in dentists, according to a study of the ergonomic...

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Exercise programme can reduce neck pain

22 Nov 2013

An exercise programme focusing on muscle stretching and endurance training can help reduce the incidence of neck pain in office...

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Effect of depression on return to work

21 Nov 2013

The return to work of an individual with depression is influenced by whether or not they believe their line manager...

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Lorry drivers using illegal substances to stay awake

20 Nov 2013

Truck drivers use alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana and cocaine to stay awake, according to a systematic review of 36 studies. The...

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Occupational health research round-up: November 2013

1 Nov 2013

Inter-generational “workaholism”
Excessive working by fathers is positively associated with subsequent workaholic tendencies in their adult children, according to a...

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NHS Plus demonstration sites: Let’s put it all together

6 Mar 2009

Two state-of-the-art NHS OH centres opened this year - the first of 11 funded by the Department of Health and NHS Plus. Sarah Silcox looks at the challenges they face in persuading small businesses to invest in staff health in an economic downturn.

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