Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Encourage business travellers to declare medical history, advises insurer

Employers should encourage staff who travel internationally to declare their medical history to avoid the risk of complications while abroad,...

Only half recognise heart condition warning signs

Workers could be “sleepwalking into an epidemic of cardiovascular disease” if they do not improve their knowledge of heart disease...

Surge in mental health issues at Hinkley Point C ‘highly disturbing’

There has been a surge in the number of workers on the Hinkley Point C construction project who are grappling...

Waste collection absence rates fall when wheeled bins are used

Sickness absence rates among waste collection staff could decline if local authorities changed the style of bins they provided households,...

silica dust exposure register

Silica dust exposure register launched to assist future claims

Workers who believe they have been exposed to silica dust are being urged to sign a register that will help...

The Unum sickness absence and return to work trends 2019

PROMOTED | Mental ill health and presenteeism are increasing – costing organisations and the economy billions of pounds a year...

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Home truths – making working from home work

Homeworking is often thought as an easy solution to workplace stress, long hours and exhausting commutes. In fact, apart from...

Head space – managing PTSD following a workplace accident

Occupational health practitioners may need to manage and support mental as well as physical consequences following a workplace accident, especially...

OH has a pivotal role to play in supporting employees through cancer

One in three people living with cancer are of working age, yet managers and employers often feel ill-equipped when it...

Employee assistance programmes - a call centre taking calls from employees

Occupational health research round-up: August 2019

EAPs aid positive clinical and workplace outcomes
A study of a Canadian employee assistance programme (EAP) has produced evidence to...

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