Research

Mental health first aid benefits to be explored in academic study

The impact that mental health first aid training has on employees and organisations is to be explored, as part of...

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CPD: Working well – articulating the case for OH’s role within “good” work

1 Nov 2019

The links between “good” work and health and wellbeing and increasing well-recognised, as well as evidenced. As Professor Anne Harriss...

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GPs trial standing desks to encourage physical activity

30 Oct 2019

Academics are investigating whether the introduction of “standing consultations” at GPs’ surgeries could improve the health of both GPs and...

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Education and coaching can significantly reduce migraine in staff, Swiss study finds

7 Oct 2019

Employer-provided education and coaching services can significantly reduce the impact migraine has on the workforce, a study has found.
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Taxi drivers exposed to highest levels of black carbon pollution

29 Sep 2019

Taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon pollution compared with other professional drivers, such as couriers and truck...

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Two-fifths of firms had staff off sick for more than four weeks

19 Sep 2019

More than two-fifths (43%) of organisations have had staff absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2019

6 Sep 2019

Rise in climate change-led occupational ‘heat stress’ cuts world productivity
The rise in global temperatures resulting from climate change will...

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Learning zone – taking the temperature at first ever Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing conference

6 Sep 2019

From gaining the confidence to write publicly through to one speaker’s personal struggles with addiction; from effective report writing through...

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Major construction projects help drive up health standards, study finds

20 Aug 2019

Major construction projects can help develop “universally high” health management standards throughout the supply chain, a study has concluded.
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Waste collection absence rates fall when wheeled bins are used

12 Aug 2019

Sickness absence rates among waste collection staff could decline if local authorities changed the style of bins they provided households,...

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Head space – managing PTSD following a workplace accident

2 Aug 2019

Occupational health practitioners may need to manage and support mental as well as physical consequences following a workplace accident, especially...

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Occupational health research round-up: August 2019

2 Aug 2019

EAPs aid positive clinical and workplace outcomes
A study of a Canadian employee assistance programme (EAP) has produced evidence to...

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Call for new national research hub for occupational health

2 Aug 2019

Ahead of the government in July launching its long-awaited consultation into workplace and occupational health, the Society of Occupational Medicine...

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Physical activity interventions need to be tailored to individual needs, report says

9 Jul 2019

There is an opportunity for employers to support their staff to become more active, but they will need to tailor...

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Occupational health research round-up: July 2019

5 Jul 2019

Rehabilitating workers undergoing cancer treatment
Designing return-to-work plans in parallel with a returning employee’s ongoing cancer treatment is challenging, according...

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