Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

15 Nov 2018

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

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Three in 10 men have experienced a work-related mental health issue

14 Nov 2018

Almost one-third (29%) men who work full time have suffered a work-related mental health issue of some sort, with almost...

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LGBT people avoid health checks ‘because of discrimination fears’

8 Nov 2018

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced depression or anxiety in the past year,...

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Golf course workers more worried about injuries than sunburn

6 Nov 2018

Two-thirds (68%) of outdoor workers are more worried about work-related injuries than sunburn, research into Irish golf course maintenance workers’...

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Occupational health research round-up: November 2018

2 Nov 2018

Older workers with chronic disease
More people will be working with a chronic disease and poorer self-perceived health as working...

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How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

2 Nov 2018

October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work...

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The ‘taboo’ of weight in the workplace

2 Nov 2018

Weight is a personal rather than a personnel issue; the result primarily of poor lifestyle decisions outside of work, right?...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role following a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

2 Nov 2018

As our workforce ages and becomes more sedentary, type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent. As Soroyo Barnes and Anne Harriss...

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How technology is helping us to rethink workplace health

2 Nov 2018

Health technology integration in the workplace is moving at pace, and is changing how companies think about and implement employee...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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Chancellor reveals extra £2bn a year for NHS mental health support

30 Oct 2018

An extra £2 billion will be invested into NHS mental health support over the next five years, the Chancellor of...

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OH provision for small employers could help disabled people into work

29 Oct 2018

Occupational health provision needs to be made more accessible to smaller organisations to help increase the employment rate among those...

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Royal Opera House to appeal against musician’s hearing loss ruling

22 Oct 2018

The Royal Opera House has been granted permission to challenge a landmark High Court ruling in favour of a musician...

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Call for better health screening for Grenfell workers and survivors

22 Oct 2018

An academic studying the potential contamination in the area surrounding the Grenfell Tower has joined calls for the NHS to...

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Workers spend 67 days a year sitting at their desks

17 Oct 2018

Eight in 10 (81%) office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at their desks – equating...

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