Health surveillance

MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

A group of MPs is to launch an inquiry into women’s experiences of endometriosis, after research found thousands have had...

Smoke signals – why occupational health needs to take ‘diathermy smoke plume’ seriously

4 Oct 2019

It’s not well known, but diathermy smoke plume is a toxic smoke created during procedures such as electrocautery, laser surgery...

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Bringing domestic abuse out of the shadows, and how employers can make a difference

4 Oct 2019

Domestic abuse is nothing to do with employers or the workplace, right? Wrong. Some three-quarters of people who endure domestic...

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Taxi drivers exposed to highest levels of black carbon pollution

29 Sep 2019

Taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon pollution compared with other professional drivers, such as couriers and truck...

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Cleaning staff need better protection against dangerous substances, says health body

23 Sep 2019

Cleaning firms need to do more to reduce workers’ risk of exposure to dangerous substances, the European Agency for Safety...

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Implementing an evidence-based approach to wellbeing

6 Sep 2019

Is “wellbeing” more than just “fresh fruit Fridays” or mindfulness initiatives? As Nick Pahl reports, a recent event led by...

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Major construction projects help drive up health standards, study finds

20 Aug 2019

Major construction projects can help develop “universally high” health management standards throughout the supply chain, a study has concluded.
A...

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Silica dust exposure register launched to assist future claims

5 Aug 2019

Workers who believe they have been exposed to silica dust are being urged to sign a register that will help...

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MPs to investigate impact of silicosis on workers

9 Jul 2019

A parliamentary inquiry investigating the impact that silicosis has on construction workers has been launched.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on...

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Asbestos fatality figures highlight need for continued precautions

9 Jul 2019

Deaths from mesothelioma reached 2,523 in 2017, largely as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure before the risks were known,...

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Staff take four days off a year for medical appointments

28 Jun 2019

The average UK worker misses four days of work a year to attend medical appointments, costing their employer more than...

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Pressure to meet targets means GPs may miss health conditions

21 Jun 2019

Increasing paperwork, time pressures and a focus on meeting targets could mean that GPs are missing potentially life-threatening conditions, a...

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A quarter don’t see doctor about breathing concerns

19 Jun 2019

A quarter of people who suspect they might have a lung condition do not consult a doctor about their symptoms.

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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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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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