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

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

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.
A...

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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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SOM calls for a Centre for Work and Health to lead OH research

4 Jul 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has called for a new multi-disciplinary national “Centre for Work and Health” to be...

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Working long hours increases stroke risk, study finds

21 Jun 2019

Working long hours on a regular basis can increase the risk of stroke, according to a study.
People who worked...

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Pressure to meet targets means GPs may miss health conditions

21 Jun 2019

Increasing paperwork, time pressures and a focus on meeting targets could mean that GPs are missing potentially life-threatening conditions, a...

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Why providers need to get more worried about employer ignorance of OH

7 Jun 2019

Many employers remain woefully ignorant about what occupational health can do, its value (versus its cost) and the benefits it...

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

7 Jun 2019

A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into...

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