This month’s Occupational Health news in brief

Take part in Work Wise Week this month
Organisations and employees across the UK are being invited to take part in Work Wise Week between 3 and 9 May to help create a ‘smarter’ working Britain. The idea is to encourage more flexible, mobile, remote and homeworking, and it is being run by the IT Forum Foundation.

Work is good for you
Health and safety minister Lord Hunt has told a public health conference that work is good for you. “Evidence shows that, when organisations take proactive steps to improve workers’ health, all adverse health-related outcomes, including absence and injuries, decrease,” he told the meeting of the UK Public Health Forum.

OH: as seen on screen
Bosses at a Stockport occupational healthcare firm recently went to a property auction, only to end up on national TV. Meena and Bharat Nanavati, directors of Occupational Medicals, went to the auction intending to bid for a new office building but were then approached by a BBC camera crew to star in an episode of daytime show Homes Under the Hammer. “I was a little nervous at first, but I thought it might be fun,” said Meena.

National Britannia Group to run £20m HSE project
South Wales health and safety and environmental risk management firm National Britannia Group has been appointed to run the advice line and website support for the Health and Safety Executive’s £20m Workplace Health Connect project. It is designed to improve OH take-up among small- and medium-sized firms.

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