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Spelling out the bottom line

1 Feb 2000

Fortunately, most work-related health and safety incidents are on a small
scale, and do not result in serious injury to...

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Record pay-out for stress

1 Feb 2000

Council admits liability for psychological damage as travellers' site warden is forced to retire through stress

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Counselling may be counter-productive

1 Feb 2000

Routine debriefing of employees following traumatic incidents may not be
effective and may even be counter-productive, a study has found....

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Letters

1 Feb 2000

This month’s letters
Not all gain from strict hours control
Janice Gibson (Letters, January) suggests that annualised hours address the...

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Inside view would make the difference

1 Feb 2000

We have been surprised to see very little published discussion regarding the
future of OH nursing within the public health...

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Document debate airs OH opinion

1 Feb 2000

Occupational nursing within the Government’s public health agenda was the
subject of a day-long workshop in Birmingham last month.
Led...

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New breed of nurses enter

1 Feb 2000

The first wave of nurse consultant posts was announced last month by Health
Secretary Alan Milburn.
The 141 posts cover...

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Briefing

1 Feb 2000

A round-up of news from the professional journals
Diagnosis danger
Half of practice nurses lack confidence in interpreting spirometry readings,...

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Mixed reaction to NHS pay rise

1 Feb 2000

Government's nurse salary sweetener received with scepticism in the occupational health sector

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Taking a strong line

1 Feb 2000

As drug and alcohol abuse continues to increase among the UK workforce it still remains tabu, but policies need to be enforced to support employees with problems

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Resource Guide: Back pain

1 Feb 2000

Back pain is the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. Between 1996 and 1997 119 million working days were lost at a cost to industry of £6bn. In the region of 60 per cent of adults suffer from back pain every year and 30 per cent are chronic sufferers. The Occupational Health resource guide offers readers a selection of useful contacts surrounding the topic

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Stressing the positive

1 Feb 2000

Risk
assessment should not only aim to reduce the occurrence of accidents in the
workplace but also psychological illness in...

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Data Protection: Be prepared

1 Feb 2000

The key issue for employers over the new Data Protection Act is forward planning. The new Act is more complex than its forebear and uses new terminology. Mike Hibbs offers a guide to formulating a policy

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HR loses direction on its way up

25 Jan 2000

Personnel’s bid for business power is faltering. Until the profession addresses skills shortages among its membership, it will have no...

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City urgently needs to update its attitudes

25 Jan 2000

The City stands accused of failing to modernise key aspects of its
employment practices. The focus of the criticism is...

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