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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

Standing up to sedentary working

7 Jun 2019

On average, office workers now spend 75% of their day sitting at their desks. But what measures can occupational health...

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Protecting against noise-induced hearing loss within theatres

7 Jun 2019

Whatever the final outcome, the legal case between the Royal Opera House and musicians around hearing loss is likely to...

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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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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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CPD: a pain in the wrist – supporting work-related upper limb disorder

7 Jun 2019

Work-related upper limb disorders can have a significant impact on the workplace, with women over the age of 45 at...

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migraine staff with neurological conditions

Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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NICE guidance urges better communication of sickness absence policies

31 May 2019

Organisations should implement and clearly communicate policies for reporting and managing sickness, according to new guidance from National Institute for...

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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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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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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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Present and correct? Rooting out mental health-based presenteeism in the workplace

3 May 2019

When addressing mental health-based presenteeism, the good news is that there is much employers can be doing to offer practical...

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Thousands more with mental health conditions offered job search support

1 May 2019

The number of people who have access to a scheme that helps those with mental health conditions into work is...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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