All items: Health and safety

  • Trauma, resilience and growth

    Date:
    7 January 2014

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far-reaching effects on an individual's life, making even the simplest tasks an ordeal. Noreen Tehran finds out how employers can help workers who are suffering.

  • Collaboration is the future for health and work

    Date:
    7 January 2014

    There is no question that the occupational health profession is going through an unprecedented time of change. Nic Paton looks at how collaboration might help forge the profession's future path.

  • Benefits of automated external defibrillators in the workplace

    Date:
    7 January 2014

    Occupational health adviser Alison Keemar makes the case for why having automated external defibrillators available in the workplace can help save lives.

  • The price of poor practice - latest illness and injury tolls

    Date:
    1 December 2013

    Health and Safety Bulletin's editor Howard Fidderman analyses the latest illness and injury tolls.

  • Flu - to jab or not to jab?

    Date:
    4 November 2013

    Occupational health adviser Lindsey Hall asks: Is offering the flu vaccine to employees a sensible business decision that will keep staff healthy, or simply a costly perk without any benefits to the company?

  • The problem with presenteeism

    Date:
    6 September 2013

    Defining presenteeism is just the first problem in analysing its effects on workers. Dr Nerys Williams considers various opinions and studies.

  • Helping young people with autism into work

    Date:
    5 July 2013

    The National Autism Strategy aims to help all adults with autism into work. Kellie Nauls, project coordinator for the Moving On Employment Project in the Shetland Islands, talks about how a pilot in the region is helping young people with autism to find and keep a job.

  • The implications of Britain's ageing NHS workforce

    Date:
    5 July 2013

    As the working population ages, occupational health advice can help people to stay in work for longer. Occupational health nurses Christine Long and Elizabeth Griffiths look at the effect of ageing on older nurses.

  • Managing the risks to lone workers

    Date:
    1 December 2012

    Lone workers can face risks those in an office environment may not even think about. Occupational Health explains how to evaluate these and handle them effectively.

  • Safety and financial issues to consider when travelling for business

    Date:
    1 September 2012

    Travelling for business has similar risks as travelling for leisure, but an employer must consider additional safety and financial issues. Gael Somerville, regional nurse manager at travel health specialist MASTA, explains.

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