Musculoskeletal disorders

Inflexible councils lose staff early

25 Jul 2000

Local authorities’ lack of flexibility is pushing staff into taking early retirement.Research published this week shows that of those retiring...

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Handle with care

1 Jun 2000

In handling sickness absence, practitioners need to be watchful of the Disability Discrimination Act

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Driving the message home

1 Jun 2000

Employers have been slow to recognise driving as a major risk factor to staff. But with shocking new statistics, practitioners are being forced to sit up and take notice

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Back therapy breakthrough

1 Jun 2000

Back-to-basic
treatments for musculoskeletal problems hailed as answer to poor success rates
in area
A
new generation of treatments for...

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Home-made healthcare

1 May 2000

How do you provide healthcare to 21,000 staff spread over 70 UK sites? If you're Rank Hovis MacDougall you establish a nationwide network of home-based advisers

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High expectations

1 May 2000

Ensuring pregnant staff and new mothers are comfortable and safe in the workplace is an important part of an OH practitioner's job, but what should a risk assessment cover?

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Risk inflation

1 Mar 2000

The rising compensation awards in both physical and psychological injury cases underlines the importance of risk assessment, with the onus on the OH department

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News

1 Mar 2000

This month’s news
Workplace accidents
Employers will have a single address, telephone number, fax or web site for
reporting workplace...

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Stressing the positive

1 Feb 2000

Risk
assessment should not only aim to reduce the occurrence of accidents in the
workplace but also psychological illness in...

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Sick note returns to public sector

11 Jan 2000

Recent absence statistics do not bode well for local authorities. Despite
aiming to lower sickness levels, the figures show the...

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News

1 Jan 2000

This month’s news
Safety study
Occupational accident investigations need to be led by line managers rather
than safety professionals if...

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Recipe for health

1 Jan 2000

A paper describing a project to tackle musculoskeletal injury in a large bakery made Joe Patton, nursing adviser with Rank Hovis McDougall, a highly commended runner-up in this year's Roche Diagnostics Occupational Health Award

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Learning for life: musculoskeletal injury

1 Jan 2000

Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the
processes by which professional people, such as nurses, develop and...

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