Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Six in 10 employees experience workplace stress

Almost six in 10 employees (59%) feel stressed because of their work, with those in finance, Government and healthcare under...

Recovery time from workplace stress is key to developing resilience

A lifestyle assessment tool used with Honda dealers has shown how individual employees recover from workplace stress, and helped boost...

First aid should be taught in schools, say health charities

Three charities are calling for first aid to be made part of the school curriculum after it emerged that 95%...

Employers need to take practical steps to tackle mental health issues

There needs to be a shift towards taking practical steps to help employees with mental health issues, rather than simply...

wrist pain at work

Wrist pain at work: occupational health referral of a laboratory worker

This case study concerns an individual suffering wrist pain at work. Michael Bowles and Anne Harriss demonstrate the use of...

TUC health and safety spokesman attacks Government over work and disability

The TUC’s senior policy officer for health and safety, Hugh Robertson, has sharply criticised Government moves to scrap the Fit...

Occupational health research round-up: February 2018

This month’s crop of occupational health research papers includes a study showing that a quarter of UK workers would not...

Office-based small business owners are putting health at risk

Small business owners are putting their health at risk by spending too long “slumped” in front of their computers, the...

Occupational health practitioners urged to join consultation on future NHS workforce

The Society of Occupational Medicine is urging OH practitioners to get involved in a consultation on the future NHS workforce...

Nudge theory, gamification and e-assessments: the future of employee wellbeing technology?

Employee wellbeing technology is increasingly being used to promote more healthy behaviour. In the third part of our in-depth guide...

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