Health surveillance

Government urged to do more to prevent silica from becoming ‘the next asbestos’

5 Mar 2020

MPs have urged the government to do more to prevent exposure to silica becoming “the next asbestos”, especially within the...

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Ageing workers will suffer if governments fail to prioritise ill health prevention, warns think-tank

28 Feb 2020

The number of years people will have to live with poor health is set to increase by 17% over the...

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One in nine asthma-sufferers worry it will cost them their job

6 Feb 2020

One in nine people with asthma have lost their job, or worry they will lose their job, because of their...

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Workers spend eight hours per year at health appointments, research finds

30 Jan 2020

The average employee spent 8.3 hours attending medical appointments in 2019, it has been estimated – 2.5 of which during...

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Contaminants on employees’ clothing is a public health hazard, researchers say

29 Jan 2020

Toxic contaminants are inadvertently being brought home from employees’ workplaces and potentially exposing their families to dangerous substances, according to...

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Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

13 Jan 2020

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

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Four in 10 staff have ‘hidden’ health issues

26 Nov 2019

Four in 10 employees have a health issue they have never disclosed to their employer, according to a survey.

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Guidance issued to help reduce exposure of workers to diesel emissions

4 Nov 2019

New guidance has been published to help staff who work around diesel-powered vehicles or equipment reduce their exposure to exhaust...

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Stage struck – occupational health in the performing arts

1 Nov 2019

Often called “the original gig economy” because of its casual, self-employed and flexible working practices, the performing arts are an...

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Just a quarter make lifestyle choices to cut cardiovascular disease risk

24 Oct 2019

Only a quarter of UK adults make conscious decisions about their health and lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing...

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MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

8 Oct 2019

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

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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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