Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Nine in 10 patients with heart disease live with multiple health conditions

Ninety per cent of people with coronary heart disease have at least one other long-term health condition, such as stroke...

One in five diabetics disciplined for taking time off

More needs to be done to educate employers about their responsibilities to diabetic workers, it has been claimed, as it...

Toolkit seeks to help employers support domestic abuse victims

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have released a toolkit which they hope will equip employers with...

UK fifth from bottom in the world for ‘unmanageable’ stress

The UK has been ranked in the bottom five in the world for mental wellbeing, with more than a quarter...

Counting the cost of occupational cancer

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) “No Time to Lose” campaign has been working since 2014 to reduce...

Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

The worldwide challenge of occupational cancer

Underlined by latest figures on fatalities, work-related cancer is one of the critical workplace health issues of our time. It...

CPD: practice makes perfect – the role of the practice teacher within occupational health nursing

For occupational health nurses to complete their training, a practice teacher must supervise them in practice. But resource and time...

Occupational health research round-up: July 2018

Cardiovascular disease and night work
Night work is associated with an increase in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) amongst men, providing...

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Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one

For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an...

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