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Half of workers want to delay retirement, but don’t think about long-term health

Half (48%) of UK workers want to delay retirement beyond the age of 65, but many do not think about...

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Government plans to widen statutory sick pay and improve workplace health

Plans to offer a sick pay rebate for organisations that effectively help staff get back to work have been revealed...

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019: deadline extended!

The deadline for the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 has been extended to Tuesday 16 July.

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MPs to investigate impact of silicosis on workers

A parliamentary inquiry investigating the impact that silicosis has on construction workers has been launched.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on...


Physical activity interventions need to be tailored to individual needs, report says

There is an opportunity for employers to support their staff to become more active, but they will need to tailor...

Asbestos fatality figures highlight need for continued precautions

Deaths from mesothelioma reached 2,523 in 2017, largely as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure before the risks were known,...

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Learning from the past – what history can tell us about the failings of the fit note

With the government considering extending fit note certification to other healthcare professionals, Dr Adrian Massey looks back at how we...

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Making the case for a national occupational health and wellbeing service

Three presentations at the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference in March posed intriguing questions about occupational health’s current and...

Occupational health research round-up: July 2019

Rehabilitating workers undergoing cancer treatment
Designing return-to-work plans in parallel with a returning employee’s ongoing cancer treatment is challenging, according...

Listen to your alarm bells: the secret to keeping stress levels positive

Stress is like thirst or hunger; it’s a useful early warning system. But, just as thirst ignored can lead to...

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