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Covid-19 offers occupational health ‘a unique opportunity’

As the first “crisis” phase of the coronavirus pandemic eases, but with the threat of a second wave still all...

Two-thirds of outdoor workers say firms don’t offer skin cancer protection help

10 Jul 2020

Almost two-thirds of outdoor workers say their employer does not do enough to help protect them against non-melanoma skin cancer...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Workplace health Green Paper now expected ‘later this year’

1 Jul 2020

The government’s workplace health Green Paper is now expected to be published “later this year”, the Department for Work and...

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Face covering guidance aims to help employers assess risks

17 Jun 2020

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has warned that it is concerned about the absence of clear government guidance on...

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Domestic abuse review to consider salary advances and unplanned leave

10 Jun 2020

The government is considering how victims of domestic abuse can be better supported by their employers and is looking at...

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SOM adds to coronavirus return-to-work guidance with mental health toolkit

8 Jun 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has published a toolkit to help organisations and staff in managing work-relevant mental health...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: June 2020

5 Jun 2020

Covid-19 to have lasting impact on workplace health
The potential adverse impact of the current pandemic on workers’ health extends...

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Employers could face legal threat if workers return and catch Covid-19, expert warns

4 Jun 2020

Employers UK could risk facing legal action from employees who return to work and contract the Covid-19 virus, a health...

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Study to consider benefits of occupational health service at GP surgeries

1 Jun 2020

Researchers are looking into whether access to an occupational health service via their GP surgery will reduce the number of...

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Presenteeism rife under lockdown, driven by redundancy and workload worries

1 Jun 2020

More than one in three employees (35%) has continued to work while feeling unwell during lockdown, with many feeling that...

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Health and safety regulator prepares for rush of calls as workplaces reopen

14 May 2020

HSE has contacted nearly 30 employers so far with orders to improve coronavirus safety measures.

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Six in 10 suffer musculoskeletal pain from poor homeworking practices

14 May 2020

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of staff have injured their back, neck, hips, knees or wrists as a result of poor homeworking...

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Half of staff worry about disclosing health conditions during pandemic

13 May 2020

Almost half (47%) of employees would feel uncomfortable about telling their employer about a health concern during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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