Health surveillance

employee health in small businesses

Public Health England campaign aims to boost employee health in small businesses

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an initiative to support small businesses to improve work health.
It has linked up...

Workplace health promotion

Does workplace health promotion work? A review of the evidence

2 Nov 2017

Questions raised about the quality of studies reporting return on investment from workplace health promotion initiatives make it worth examining...

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Maintain employee wellbeing to reduce absence

29 Oct 2017

PROMOTED| Our work and personal lives are merging increasingly in the modern world. Working 9–5 has become 24/7.

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Health ans safety ISO 45001

Get ready for the new ISO 45001 safety and health standard

28 Sep 2017

A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance...

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occupational health research: noise

Occupational health research round-up: September 2017

31 Aug 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research includes studies on noise at work and how outdoor breaks can relieve stress...

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occupational health value proposition

Spelling out the occupational health value proposition to business

29 Aug 2017

A document from the Society of Occupational Medicine explains the occupational health value proposition for potential purchasers of services. Nic...

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Pilots and crew exposed to contaminated ai on aircraft have shown a pattern of acute and chronic symptoms, ranging from headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems.

Flight crews at risk from contaminated air in aircraft

4 Aug 2017

The health of pilots and aircrews could be being put at risk by prolonged exposure to contaminated air within aircraft,...

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Sedentary middle aged office workers' health

Sedentary middle-aged office workers’ health at risk

3 Aug 2017

Most middle-aged office staff now spend as much time sitting down as pensioners, research has suggested, and in the process...

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A PHE paper prompts OH educators on  multi-disciplinary education, high-quality clinical placements and course content

PHE blueprint for occupational health nurse education sets standards for future OH training

3 Jan 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has set out a new blueprint for occupational health nurse education, designed to respond to the...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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Spirometry can form part of health surveillance for work-aggravated asthma, together with a respiratory questionnaire

Case study: work-aggravated asthma

25 Mar 2016

Work-aggravated asthma is associated with exposure to respiratory sensitisers, such as flour dust. Angela West and Anne Harriss discuss a...

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skin-exposure

It isn’t just a rash: why managing skin exposure at work matters

21 Jul 2015

Managing skin exposure at work and the potential for it to cause damage to health is often considered to be...

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sedentary workers

Sedentary workers told to spend two hours a day on their feet

1 Jul 2015

Sedentary workers should be encouraged to spend a minimum of two (but ideally four) hours on their feet every day,...

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fatigue at work

Managing workplace fatigue

3 Jun 2015

In this article, Jane Coombs gives an introduction to the key issues and conditions raised by tiredness at work, the...

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Drug-testing

Is drug and alcohol workplace testing an occupational health issue?

27 Apr 2015

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is a contentious issue that has moved up the HR agenda in recent...

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