Replacing sitting time with activity reduces risk of early death by up to 35%

16 Jan 2019

Replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time per day with the same period of high-intensity activity reduces the risk of an...

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Staff take 53% more sick days in January

16 Jan 2019

Workers take 53% more sick days in January than any other month of the year, analysis has shown.
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London Underground air quality ‘likely’ to present health risks

16 Jan 2019

Pollution at London Underground tube stations is up to 30 times higher than in busy roads in the capital, research...

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More than 50% rise in workers seeking counselling

16 Jan 2019

Employers should be given more support to help staff with poor mental health, counsellors have urged, as they report rising...

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Nearly one in three unable to mentally switch off from work

16 Jan 2019

Almost a third of workers find it difficult to “switch off” from work in their personal time, putting them more...

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A quarter delay seeking medical advice due to embarrassment

10 Jan 2019

Embarrassment is causing a quarter of employees to delay seeking a formal diagnosis after noticing a potential cancer symptom, a...

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Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long term goals

9 Jan 2019

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

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Half of workers given safety over-goggles that may affect vision

9 Jan 2019

More than half of staff who wear prescription glasses and need further eye protection at work are given safety over-goggles...

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Protective equipment fails to remove risk of pesticide contamination

7 Jan 2019

Research into pesticide exposure among horticultural workers has shown that levels of contamination can take place despite the provision of...

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Most staff comfortable discussing health concerns at work

7 Jan 2019

Employees are becoming more open to talking about their health at work, research has suggested, with three-quarters of staff happy...

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Health is main barrier to employment for 50-64 year olds

4 Jan 2019

More than one-third of unemployed people aged 50 to 64 are unable to work because of ill health, making it...

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Understanding the links between health and organisational productivity

4 Jan 2019

Encouraging better health is not just good for individual employees, it also makes them – and their organisations – more...

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Under pressure – how can we better protect health professionals from burnout?

4 Jan 2019

NHS England’s announcement of a new mental health support scheme for doctors has put the pressures faced by health professionals...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2019

4 Jan 2019

Growing issue of “leavism” within police forces
“Leavism” is a recently coined term to describe attendance issues at work other...

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Future working, future risks – why we need a debate around AI, new tech and health and safety

4 Jan 2019

Technology is transforming both our work and leisure lives, bringing opportunities but also risks, predominantly around precarious working, “always on”...

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