Disability

Standing up to sedentary working

On average, office workers now spend 75% of their day sitting at their desks. But what measures can occupational health...

Protecting against noise-induced hearing loss within theatres

7 Jun 2019

Whatever the final outcome, the legal case between the Royal Opera House and musicians around hearing loss is likely to...

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Builder covered with dust

Working together to manage occupational lung disease

7 Jun 2019

The Health and Safety Executive’s ongoing “Dustbuster” campaign is aiming to crack down on occupational lung disease, especially that caused...

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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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migraine staff with neurological conditions

Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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Scope first to publicise internal disability employment review

1 May 2019

Disability equality charity Scope has become the first organisation to publicise the experiences, health and wellbeing of its disabled employees...

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Thousands more with mental health conditions offered job search support

1 May 2019

The number of people who have access to a scheme that helps those with mental health conditions into work is...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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National Audit Office criticises government’s approach to disability employment

4 Apr 2019

The government has not yet fully considered how it will get a million more disabled people into work by 2027,...

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The ‘ticking time-bomb’ of chronic illness

1 Mar 2019

Many employers and workplaces are simply not set up to accommodate the realities of employees having progressive, chronic, terminal or...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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Adjustment grants for workers with disabilities to increase

12 Feb 2019

Workers with disabilities will be able to claim up to £60,000 per year to help pay for workplace adjustments when...

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‘We are differently abled, not necessarily disabled’

1 Feb 2019

Angus Baskerville was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 15. He told the audience at last year’s...

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Small adjustments in the workplace can help employees with autism.

Making the invisible visible – supporting neurodiversity in the workplace

1 Feb 2019

Neurodiversity in the workplace – workers with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia and other “invisible” neurological disabilities – was the subject of...

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Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long-term goals

9 Jan 2019

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

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