Coronavirus: a time for occupational health to find positives?

9 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for all professionals, not least those in occupational...

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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Working from home: do staff have suitable equipment?

8 Apr 2020

With the UK entering its third week of lockdown, the majority of the workforce continue to work from home. However,...

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Just 1% ‘never’ experience work-related stress, finds survey

7 Apr 2020

Just 1% of employees claim never to experience work-related stress, a survey conducted for Stress Awareness Month this month (April)...

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‘No worker should die of work-acquired Covid-19’, says SOM, as NHS fatalities mount

7 Apr 2020

The UK “should have aimed for a target of zero work-caused fatalities” in the NHS and other essential services in...

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Work and time pressures leave occupational health professionals ‘exhausted’ and ‘undervalued’

6 Apr 2020

Occupational health professionals are being left stressed and exhausted by the intense time and workload pressures put on them by...

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Financial services staff ‘more stressed than in 2008 financial crisis’

6 Apr 2020

The number of stress-related absences in financial services in the past few years had risen to their highest level since...

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Don’t cull health and wellbeing benefits when needed most, employers warned

6 Apr 2020

Employers are being urged to resist the temptation to suspend or cull employee health benefits as part of a cost-cutting...

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From firefighter to nutritionist: tackling obesity in the fire service

3 Apr 2020

A firefighter for 17 years, Greg Lessons developed an innovative healthy eating programme for London Fire Brigade that lowered BMI...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

3 Apr 2020

Mental wellbeing after electric shock
Electricians experiencing electrical accidents at work report more problems with cognition and lower mental wellbeing...

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Better communication is key to unlocking the value of health and wellbeing benefits

3 Apr 2020

With this month (April) being the start of a new financial year, Paul Avis argues that now is a good...

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OH&W Awards – ‘Occupational health has to be a combination of a clinical and a leadership role’

3 Apr 2020

As Occupational Health & Wellbeing gears up for the launch of its 2020 Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards next month...

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What might OH expect from workplace health Green Paper?

3 Apr 2020

The government has confirmed that OH professionals can expect a Green Paper on reforms to workplace health support and provision...

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CPD: Managing common mental health disorders and their effects on long-term absence

3 Apr 2020

Common mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and their ability to remain in or return to...

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Mental health first aid – a ticking time-bomb in the workplace?

3 Apr 2020

Putting in place mental health first aid (MHFA) is seen by many employers as a practical, relatively easy way to...

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