Health surveillance

Better access to lung exercise classes could help tackle sedentary lives

The British Lung Foundation has called for access to specialist lung exercise classes to be improved, as around half of...

Toolkit helps employers tackle alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse

25 May 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers support their staff in...

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A quarter of older workers consider leaving because of their health

26 Apr 2018

A quarter of people aged 55 or over with a health condition are considering leaving work, suggesting that employers are...

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COPD: role of occupational health supporting a cleaner

28 Feb 2018

This article looks at the role of occupational health in supporting a cleaner with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD. Sarah...

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National plan for hearing loss aims to spread good practice at work

27 Feb 2018

Action Plan on Hearing Loss is a national programme to spread good practice. This year NHS England published guidance on...

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

2 Nov 2017

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

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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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Engaging all employees in their Personal Health Status

4 Sep 2017

PROMOTED | It is a well-established fact that healthy employees are more productive and less prone to sickness absence...

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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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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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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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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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