Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Treat air pollution as an occupational health issue, HSE told

Ambient air pollution should be treated as an occupational health hazard and outdoor workers should receive better protections, according to...

Staff wellbeing improves with age, study finds

Staff are likely to develop their own ways of improving their wellbeing at work, it has been claimed, with a...

Third of outdoor workers don’t use sunscreen

Employers of outdoor workers have been urged to provide staff with high-protection sun cream, after a survey revealed a third...

Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under-75s on the increase

The number of people dying of heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 has risen for the first...

Managers lack tools needed to support staff mental health

Six in 10 line managers think they do not get enough help from their organisation to support the mental wellbeing...

mental health conversations

Only 14% workers feel comfortable talking about mental health

Employees are three times more likely to discuss their physical health over mental illness at work, a survey has found,...

‘Alarming’ levels of PTSD identified among police workforce

Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or “Complex PTSD”, with PTSD rates...

Offer overseas staff NHS-equivalent health screening, firms told

Workers based overseas should have access to the same regular health checks as they would have received had they been...

Fifth of female firefighters experience PTSD

Female firefighters are at a higher risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or contemplating suicide than their male colleagues,...

Employers need ‘sun safety strategies’ to protect outdoor workers

Nine in 10 skin cancer deaths could be prevented if employers and employees took precautions to avoid sun damage –...

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