Research

Women in stressful jobs more likely to receive diabetes diagnosis

Women in mentally-tiring jobs are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who suffer from little or no...

Construction firms should train staff in occupational health awareness

13 Mar 2019

Construction companies have been urged to train at least one employee in occupational health awareness to increase understanding of OH...

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Study suggests type 2 diabetes is “reversible” with weight loss

7 Mar 2019

Type 2 diabetes could be a “reversible condition”, researchers have suggested, after a study found a third (36%) of people...

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CPD: Supporting a young woman living with mental ill health

1 Mar 2019

It can be challenging for an employer to know how best to support an employee living with a mental health...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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Emissions risk from 3D printing unless protective equipment used

28 Feb 2019

Research has found 3D printers emit particles small enough to enter the airways and lungs, potentially creating respiratory problems.
According...

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Women who work long hours at higher risk of depression

25 Feb 2019

Women who work for more than 55 hours per week are at a higher risk of depression than men who...

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‘Dangerous complacency’ in support for young workers with long-term health conditions

20 Feb 2019

Young workers with long-term health conditions in the UK are being offered less support than they would receive from healthcare...

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Occupational health research round-up: February 2019

1 Feb 2019

Work-related cancers cost billions
Occupational cancers account for more than 100,000 deaths a year in the European Union, according to...

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Local authorities should consider overhauling waste collections to reduce musculoskeletal risk

28 Jan 2019

Waste collections should be overhauled to help prevent workers from developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), with local authorities urged to discontinue...

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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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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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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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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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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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