older workers' fitness to work

A third expect to be working into their seventies

24 May 2019

Improvements in life expectancy and the health of older workers has meant many staff expect to be fit for work...

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Promote flu vaccination as a ‘positive lifestyle choice’

24 May 2019

The flu vaccination should be promoted as a positive lifestyle choice in order to increase uptake, especially among older workers,...

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Treat air pollution as an occupational health issue, HSE told

20 May 2019

Ambient air pollution should be treated as an occupational health hazard and outdoor workers should receive better protections, according to...

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Staff wellbeing improves with age, study finds

17 May 2019

Staff are likely to develop their own ways of improving their wellbeing at work, it has been claimed, with a...

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Third of outdoor workers don’t use sunscreen

15 May 2019

Employers of outdoor workers have been urged to provide staff with high-protection sun cream, after a survey revealed a third...

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Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under-75s on the increase

13 May 2019

The number of people dying of heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 has risen for the first...

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Managers lack tools needed to support staff mental health

13 May 2019

Six in 10 line managers think they do not get enough help from their organisation to support the mental wellbeing...

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mental health conversations

Only 14% workers feel comfortable talking about mental health

13 May 2019

Employees are three times more likely to discuss their physical health over mental illness at work, a survey has found,...

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‘Alarming’ levels of PTSD identified among police workforce

10 May 2019

Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or “Complex PTSD”, with PTSD rates...

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Offer overseas staff NHS-equivalent health screening, firms told

10 May 2019

Workers based overseas should have access to the same regular health checks as they would have received had they been...

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Fifth of female firefighters experience PTSD

8 May 2019

Female firefighters are at a higher risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or contemplating suicide than their male colleagues,...

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Employers need ‘sun safety strategies’ to protect outdoor workers

7 May 2019

Nine in 10 skin cancer deaths could be prevented if employers and employees took precautions to avoid sun damage –...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2019

3 May 2019

Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidents
Being provided with only a short break, defined as less than...

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CPD: stress and conflict in the workplace – a case study

3 May 2019

It has been well-documented that the cost of work-related is significant, and rising all the time. As Tholakele Sindisiwe Gcumisa...

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Joint pain? Why we need a better evidence base for musculoskeletal disorders and work

3 May 2019

What do we know about musculoskeletal disorders and work, and what do we need to know? Karen Walker-Bone looks at...

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