IOSH announces additions to online occupational health tool

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has extended its occupational health tool­kit to include two key non-work-related health issues that can, nevertheless, have a huge impact on the health of workers.

The toolkit, which was developed back in 2007 as a free resource, now offers information on diabetes and pregnancy.

They are the first in a series of new topics being added to the toolkit.

Under each topic, users will be able to find guidance, factsheets, case studies and training materials to help tackle non-work-related occupational health issues.

Dr Luise Vassie, executive director of policy at IOSH, said: “Diabetes and pregnancy have been chosen as the first subject areas for the new section of the toolkit as they are common in all workplaces. Often, there is so much information out there, businesses and employees just don’t know where to look.

“Over the next few months, we plan to add more information to the toolkit about non-work-related health issues, as well as a section on work-related cancers,” she added.

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