Sickness absence management

‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

Lessons from the rise and fall of Fit for Work

3 Aug 2018

A final question – more statement really – to minister Sarah Newton at June’s Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine...

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Flu vaccination saves UK economy up to £28.9m in sick day costs

26 Jul 2018

Widespread use of the flu vaccination could save up to £28.9m in averted sick day costs, in addition to increased...

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Counting the cost of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) “No Time to Lose” campaign has been working since 2014 to reduce...

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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The worldwide challenge of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

Underlined by latest figures on fatalities, work-related cancer is one of the critical workplace health issues of our time. It...

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Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one

6 Jul 2018

For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an...

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Migraine sufferers need more than a month off work a year to cope

3 Jul 2018

The average migraine sufferer needs to take 33 days off work a year to cope with their condition, with those...

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The Fit for Work service

Government ‘not ruling out’ making occupational health mandatory for employers, says minister

28 Jun 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has said the government is “certainly not ruling out” the...

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How a mental health policy has changed the conversation at Asda

1 Jun 2018

The development of a practical, easy-to-follow mental health policy has given managers at supermarket chain Asda the confidence to manage...

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Toolkit helps employers tackle alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse

25 May 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers support their staff in...

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Occupational health’s reforming voice needs to be heard

4 May 2018

It is early days yet for the Government’s expert review of occupational health. But with the political “noise” of Brexit...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2018

4 May 2018

Hand hygiene and asthma control
A study of US nurses has discovered a link between the frequency of hand and...

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Use triage to help crack mental health

4 May 2018

Mental ill-health is like a crack in a car windscreen: do nothing and it will just get worse until eventually...

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Only minority of employers tackling presenteeism, warns CIPD, despite tripling of cases

2 May 2018

“Presenteeism” has more than tripled since 2010, hitting what is believed to be a record high, yet only a minority...

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