occupational health


Horizon scanning: Questions about the ‘new normal’

Regardless of the UK’s approach for lifting lockdown, we will be living in what is euphemistically called a ‘new normal’. This creates new challenges and opportunities for the health and safety and allied professions. Read More

Occupational health and safety in the home

Around 8.7 million people said that they worked from home in 2019 – less than 30% of the UK workforce – according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics. The same survey also reported that only 1.7 million regularly worked from home. Read More

Protecting your eyes while working from home

Three top tips on how you can protect yourself against eye strain and fatigue whilst working from home. Read More

Discovering asbestos in post-2000 buildings

When the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned the import, supply and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK, HSE guidelines stated that no asbestos fibrous minerals should be contained within commercial and non-domestic buildings constructed after the year 2000. But what is the recommended course of action when asbestos is discovered within post-2000 buildings? Read More

20 things about absence and health in 20 years

After 20 years of Health and wellbeing at work surveys, the CIPD has reflected on what has changed – and what's stayed the same – over the years… Read More

John Lewis Partnership reduces worker absenteeism in the UK

Retail giant saves £25m and 260,000 working days in the last five years. Read More

Car retailer exposed worker to asthma risk

A car retailer operating across the South East of England has been fined after a car bodywork sprayer developed occupational asthma. Read More

B&CE suspends occupational health scheme for construction industry

Increased delivery costs and delays, has caused the suspension on the development of a new occupational health system for the construction industry. Read More

‘Mental health issues are the most common excuse for National Sickie Day’

ELAS, a business support service provider, coined ‘National Sickie Day’ after noticing an increased trend for absences on the first Monday of February, by its absence management team nearly 10 years ago. Other businesses in the UK found a similar trend within their organisations of employees also taking an unexplained sick day. Read More

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



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