Cost of poor mental health to employers up 16% in three years, argues report

23 Jan 2020

The cost of poor mental health to employers has risen by 16% over the past three years, research by Deloitte...

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‘Expect OH green paper before the summer’, says minister

22 Jan 2020

Occupational health practitioners can expect to see a government green paper on workplace health “before the summer”, the minister for...

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Two-thirds of MSD-sufferers say work is a contributing factor

20 Jan 2020

More than two-thirds (68%) of people with musculoskeletal issues say their job has been a contributing factor to their condition....

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Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

13 Jan 2020

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

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Commission calls for evidence on how alcohol harms working lives

8 Jan 2020

Health professionals are being asked to supply evidence on the effects alcohol has on health and any changes needed to...

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One in four would risk health for their job

6 Jan 2020

A quarter of workers would put their own health at risk to ensure a work task is completed, according to...

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Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

3 Jan 2020

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

3 Jan 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

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Helping men to open up about mental health

3 Jan 2020

Mental ill health can of course affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or status. But men, especially those working in...

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Putting military mental health on the front line

3 Jan 2020

It is well-recognised that serving in the military can bring with it potentially devastating mental as well as physical health...

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Health conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?

3 Jan 2020

The benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices are not exactly rocket science, even if many of us struggle to sustain...

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CPD: And breathe – managing employees with work-exacerbated asthma

3 Jan 2020

In the UK some three-and-a-half million adults of working age suffer from asthma. Through analysis of the intervention to support...

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Good quality sleep could lower heart disease risk

24 Dec 2019

Healthy sleeping habits may lower the risk of heart disease, research has indicated.
A study conducted by Tulane University in...

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Working long hours increases risk of “hidden” high blood pressure

20 Dec 2019

Office workers who regularly spend long hours at their desks are more likely to have “hidden” high blood pressure, a...

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All I want for Christmas is resilience

20 Dec 2019

Relying on the Christmas break to provide a window of relief – dragging ourselves across the finishing line as it were – is misconceived. Instead, we should use this holiday to strengthen our resilience.

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