Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

CPD: Name of the game – is it time for occupational health to change its name?

If occupational health practitioners are to shape the future, they need to understand both the profession’s past and its continuing...

Putting workplace drug and alcohol testing in the spotlight

How effective is random drug and alcohol testing, especially outside the safety-critical environment? And with cannabis oils now complicating the...

Fit to drive? Understanding what the DVLA looks for when it comes to driving for work

Occupational health professionals can play an important role in helping to assess a worker’s fitness to drive for or during...

Mental health first aid

Talking about my generations – why mental health support needs to be for all ages

With workplaces becoming increasingly multi-generational, it is important employers recognise that managing mental ill health requires strategies and interventions tailored...

Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: June 2020

Covid-19 to have lasting impact on workplace health
The potential adverse impact of the current pandemic on workers’ health extends...

Employers ‘at a loss’ about how best to support staff diagnosed with cancer

One in 10 UK organisations (9%) do not consider it their responsibility to offer financial, practical or emotional support to...

Two-thirds experiencing disturbed nights and sleep problems during lockdown

The lockdown is having a considerable effect on workers’ sleeping habits, with almost two-thirds (63%) of people reporting that the...

Confusion over medical assessments leaving Northern Ireland HGV drivers ‘unable to work’

An anomaly over medical assessments has caused some HGV drivers in Northern Ireland to lose work during the coronavirus crisis,...

Employers could face legal threat if workers return and catch Covid-19, expert warns

Employers UK could risk facing legal action from employees who return to work and contract the Covid-19 virus, a health...

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