Wellbeing and health promotion

Generation z staff health

Encourage healthier habits among Generation Z, employers urged

Organisations need to be aware of the health challenges faced by younger employees and the impact this might have on...

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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Make health benefits tax-exempt to increase uptake, retailer says

18 Jun 2019

Occupational health benefits should be fully exempt from tax to encourage more employers to offer them, a major UK retailer...

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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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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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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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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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Comment: Why employers need to embrace trans inclusion and support

7 Jun 2019

Trans or transgender employees can still often face prejudice, hostility and misunderstanding within the workplace. This makes it imperative employers...

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Staff overseas should ensure vaccinations are up to date after measles outbreaks

4 Jun 2019

Employers should remind staff who are working abroad to ensure their immunisations are up to date, following an outbreak of...

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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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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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Staff wellbeing improves with age, study finds

17 May 2019

Staff are likely to develop their own ways of improving their wellbeing at work, it has been claimed, with a...

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Third of outdoor workers don’t use sunscreen

15 May 2019

Employers of outdoor workers have been urged to provide staff with high-protection sun cream, after a survey revealed a third...

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Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under-75s on the increase

13 May 2019

The number of people dying of heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 has risen for the first...

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