All items: Health and safety management

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

    Date:
    1 February 2017

    It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.

  • Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

    Date:
    23 August 2016

    Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.

  • Can wearable technology boost corporate wellbeing?

    Date:
    3 June 2015

    With analysts predicted a three-fold increase in the sales of "wearables", how can employers harness the trend responsibly?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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