Occupational Health & Wellbeing

LGBT people avoid health checks ‘because of discrimination fears’

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced depression or anxiety in the past year,...

Golf course workers more worried about injuries than sunburn

Two-thirds (68%) of outdoor workers are more worried about work-related injuries than sunburn, research into Irish golf course maintenance workers’...

Occupational health research round-up: November 2018

Older workers with chronic disease
More people will be working with a chronic disease and poorer self-perceived health as working...

How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work...

obesity discrimination

The ‘taboo’ of weight in the workplace

Weight is a personal rather than a personnel issue; the result primarily of poor lifestyle decisions outside of work, right?...

CPD: Occupational health’s role following a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

As our workforce ages and becomes more sedentary, type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent. As Soroyo Barnes and Anne Harriss...

How technology is helping us to rethink workplace health

Health technology integration in the workplace is moving at pace, and is changing how companies think about and implement employee...

Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

Chancellor reveals extra £2bn a year for NHS mental health support

An extra £2 billion will be invested into NHS mental health support over the next five years, the Chancellor of...

OH provision for small employers could help disabled people into work

Occupational health provision needs to be made more accessible to smaller organisations to help increase the employment rate among those...

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