Conditions

Mouse problems highlighted by HSE

1 Jan 2003

Research to help reduce the incidence and number of working days lost to
musculoskeletal disorders among computer users has been...

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The changing face of OH

1 Jan 2003

The 2002 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture was given by Dr David Snashall, chief medical adviser to the Health & Safety Executive. His subject was 'Occupational health support - who needs it, who wants it and who's going to provide it?'. This is a transcript of what he said

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£5m earmarked for police OH service

1 Dec 2002

The number of days police officers take off sick varies massively across the
country, with officers in Humberside taking just...

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An age-old problem

27 Nov 2002

For years many older workers have suffered ageism in the workplace. But this country's changing demographics mean employers are going to have to learn to appreciate the contribution they can make. OH personnel can play a pivotal role in busting age stereotypes and ensuring a harmonious working relationship

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Back to work

1 Nov 2002

Back problems have a nasty tendency to become chronic and the outcome is heavily dependent on the attitude of the patient and the healthcare professional. Unhelpful beliefs must be challenged and individuals involved in their own recovery programme

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A force to be reckoned with

1 Oct 2002

The roles played by OH practitioners are as many and varied as the occupations they work in, and much can be learned from sharing experiences. Here we are given a glimpse of what life is like for an OH adviser in the South Yorkshire Police

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Ergonomic focus at IOSH

1 Oct 2002

IOSH will be holding its annual dinner in Edinburgh on Friday 15 November at
the Murrayfield Stadium. As well as...

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Hospitals are failing to prevent back injuries

1 Oct 2002

Nurses are still suffering back injuries because hospitals are consistently flouting RCN guidance

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An alternative route

1 Aug 2002

With growing interest among the public and many employers in the value of complementary therapies, is it time for them to be added to the OH battery?

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News

1 Aug 2002

This month’s news in brief
Online stress advice
The Engineering Employers’ Federation is offering its members free guidance
on how...

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Biopsychosocial approach to low back pain

1 Jul 2002

Healthcare
professionals can make matters worse when tackling the problem of lower back
pain, claimed Dr Grahame Brown, a physician...

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Ensuring the show must go on

1 Jul 2002

Dealing with the daily physical, mental and emotional needs
of a team of actors was the theme of Yve Corkett’s...

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Musculoskeletal risk factors

1 Jun 2002

Workers who are highly exposed to physical and psycho-social workplace risk
factors are more likely to report symptoms ofmusculoskeletal disorders...

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HR sees work-related stress as a priority issue

20 May 2002

HR
professionals continue to see absence management as their top health and safety
concern, but workplace stress is rising up...

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Out of sight, out of mind?

22 Mar 2002

Up
to a million employees use computer-based technology to work from home. The
evidence suggests that many companies fail to...

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