Violent assaults on ambulance staff up by more than a third

25 Apr 2018

The number of violent assaults on ambulance staff rose by more than a third (34%) in four years, according to...

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Teachers and students at risk of asbestos exposure in schools

23 Apr 2018

A lack of uniformity in how asbestos exposure is dealt with in school academies is putting both staff and students...

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Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out

20 Apr 2018

Almost half (45%) of people working in IT feel stressed, as organisations try to tackle the increasing threat of cybercrime, ...

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Wellbeing ‘auto-enrolment’ scheme could relieve burden on NHS

18 Apr 2018

An auto-enrolment-style scheme for wellbeing programmes – funded in part by employers and in part by employees’ National Insurance contributions...

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UK employers leading the way in offering mental health support

16 Apr 2018

UK employers are more likely to offer mental health support to their staff than their counterparts around the globe, according...

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Excess alcohol consumption can slash life expectancy by 30 minutes per glass

13 Apr 2018

Every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit could shorten your life by 30 minutes,...

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One in six workers with diabetes feel they have been discriminated against

13 Apr 2018

One in six workers with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, the charity...

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Younger people at highest risk of loneliness

13 Apr 2018

One in 20 adults in England felt lonely “often or always” in 2016 and 2017, with younger people at the...

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A quarter of construction workers may have been exposed to asbestos

9 Apr 2018

Almost one in four UK construction workers believe they could have been exposed to asbestos fibres, putting them at a...

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Half of workers with cancer unaware of employers’ legal obligations

9 Apr 2018

More than half (53%) of employees living with cancer do not know that their employer has a legal obligation to...

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Average adult feels breathless after ‘light to moderate’ exercise

6 Apr 2018

The average adult feels breathless six times a week, often as a result of “light to moderate” exercise, a study...

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Shift worker

Occupational health research round-up: April 2018

6 Apr 2018

Paternal heart disease increases shift work risk
Paternal mortality from myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death interacts with shift work...

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Cope with the countdown to GDPR

6 Apr 2018

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation coming in next month, occupational health practitioners need to be reviewing how they...

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Government’s Taylor Review response comes up short for OH

6 Apr 2018

The Government’s long-awaited response to Matthew Taylor’s Review of Modern Working Practices made a lot of positive noises, but was...

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Mental health in the workplace conference focuses on problems and solutions

5 Apr 2018

A recent conference brought together experts on mental health in the workplace to look at the growing evidence base on...

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