Occupational Health & Wellbeing

‘Expect OH green paper before the summer’, says minister

Occupational health practitioners can expect to see a government green paper on workplace health “before the summer”, the minister for...

Two-thirds of MSD-sufferers say work is a contributing factor

More than two-thirds (68%) of people with musculoskeletal issues say their job has been a contributing factor to their condition....

Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

Commission calls for evidence on how alcohol harms working lives

Health professionals are being asked to supply evidence on the effects alcohol has on health and any changes needed to...

One in four would risk health for their job

A quarter of workers would put their own health at risk to ensure a work task is completed, according to...

Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

Helping men to open up about mental health

Mental ill health can of course affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or status. But men, especially those working in...

Putting military mental health on the front line

It is well-recognised that serving in the military can bring with it potentially devastating mental as well as physical health...

obesity cancer risk

Health conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?

The benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices are not exactly rocket science, even if many of us struggle to sustain...

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