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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

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Why providers need to get more worried about employer ignorance of OH

7 Jun 2019

Many employers remain woefully ignorant about what occupational health can do, its value (versus its cost) and the benefits it...

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

7 Jun 2019

A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into...

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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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Comment: Why employers need to embrace trans inclusion and support

7 Jun 2019

Trans or transgender employees can still often face prejudice, hostility and misunderstanding within the workplace. This makes it imperative employers...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2019

3 May 2019

Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidents
Being provided with only a short break, defined as less than...

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CPD: stress and conflict in the workplace – a case study

3 May 2019

It has been well-documented that the cost of work-related is significant, and rising all the time. As Tholakele Sindisiwe Gcumisa...

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One year on from GDPR – managing the data ‘snowstorm’ within occupational health

3 May 2019

This month (May) is the first anniversary of the arrival of GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Dr...

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Language skills – introducing the Occupational English Test to OH nursing

5 Apr 2019

Brexit has put demand for overseas healthcare workers, including occupational health (OH) and occupational therapy (OT), firmly in the spotlight....

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CPD: The heat is on – managing thermal comfort and the menopause

5 Apr 2019

Menopausal symptoms can affect all older women and some aged below 45, and can pose challenges for individuals and employers...

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Occupational health research round-up: April 2019

5 Apr 2019

Poor sleep and job stressors
Employees reporting high numbers of job stressors, and who say they need longer to unwind...

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Mobile working – get smart about smartphone health and wellbeing

5 Apr 2019

We may all be increasingly connected to our smartphones, but delivering phone-based health and wellbeing benefits has to be about...

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Cost and poor understanding discourage investment in occupational health

3 Apr 2019

Cost, concerns about value for money and a lack of knowledge about what occupational health involves are among the reasons...

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Reading the runes for the future direction of occupational health

1 Mar 2019

The future direction of occupational health was a central talking point – and the subject of a keynote panel discussion...

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Call for incentives to make occupational health accessible for small firms

28 Feb 2019

The government should offer specific support and incentives for small businesses to increase occupational health access for the 16 million...

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