occupational health


Robots and Cobots, Drones and Proximity Detection

In the field of occupational health, technology that can automatically keep humans safe from potentially high-risk workplace scenarios is transformative. Better still, technology that takes this one step further and completely removes the need for a human even to be present in these kind of situations is the very definition of lifesaving. Read More

Improving health and safety at work: Council adopts conclusions

The European Council has adopted conclusions inviting the Commission to present a new EU strategic framework on occupational safety and health (OSH) at work for 2021-2027, and offering the Council’s input into that strategic framework. Read More

Quarry Workers five times more likely to die from COPD

A Quarry Worker is five times more likely to die from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), than a worker in the general population. Read More

‘69% of line managers have not been trained to recognise poor Mental Health in their Employees’

First4Safety has announced that it will offer an IOSH Occupational Health and Wellness course. Read More

Global Handwashing Day: Employees urged to make time to care for their skin

SC Johnson Professional sheds light on the importance of appropriate, effective handwashing and its role in good skin care and the prevention of occupational skin disorders (OSDs) Read More

Preparing for the future: Road safety and occupational health in the era of autonomous cars

Giles Kirkland addresses the responsibility and decision-making capacities of Artificial Intelligence, lack of the human factor, automated traffic and whether road regulations are adjusted to self-driving vehicles. Read More

Will you still need me when I’m 64?

“When we think about the health and safety of ageing workers, there is still a massive ‘ism’ that we don’t really tackle in the workplace”. Read More

e-learning course launched to beat construction-related occupational cancers

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course, ‘Occupational Cancers’, aimed at the construction industry. Read More

PTSD is a common disorder amongst police officers

Research shows that there is a high number of PTSD in police force, but many officers may not know they are suffering from the disorder. Read More

Real-time dust monitor launched

Trolex has launched a real-time dust monitor – the Air XD – which can monitor multiple sizes of dust or silica particles at once. Read More



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