Sickness absence management

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Half of staff believe they are invulnerable to serious health conditions

More than half (54%) of workers are living in a state of “illness denial”, a health insurer has said, because...

A quarter don’t see doctor about breathing concerns

19 Jun 2019

A quarter of people who suspect they might have a lung condition do not consult a doctor about their symptoms.

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

7 Jun 2019

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

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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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Working together to manage occupational lung disease

7 Jun 2019

The Health and Safety Executive’s ongoing “Dustbuster” campaign is aiming to crack down on occupational lung disease, especially that caused...

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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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Outdoor workers ‘overlooked’ in the air quality debate, researchers claim

31 May 2019

Urgent action is needed to protect outdoor workers from air pollution, campaigners have said, after a study found a London...

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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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Promote flu vaccination as a ‘positive lifestyle choice’

24 May 2019

The flu vaccination should be promoted as a positive lifestyle choice in order to increase uptake, especially among older workers,...

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Offer overseas staff NHS-equivalent health screening, firms told

10 May 2019

Workers based overseas should have access to the same regular health checks as they would have received had they been...

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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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MoD criticised for failing to reveal workers potentially exposed to asbestos

2 May 2019

A union has criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for refusing to provide information about workers who might have come...

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Illuminating the links between LED lighting, health and productivity

5 Apr 2019

LED (or light-emitting diode) lighting is transforming how we light our homes, workplaces and urban spaces. There is excitement it...

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