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Government launches Occupational Health Taskforce to tackle in-work sickness

Businesses will be urged to tackle in-work sickness and stop people falling out the workforce, following the appointment of Dame Carol Black as the Government’s new Occupational Health Tsar. Dame Carol, who has decades of experience in medicine and policy ...

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New report encourages more effective interventions to improve workplace mental health

The need to support employees and colleagues in managing their mental health is widely recognised, however the wide range of interventions being marketed makes it difficult for employers to know what works. Launched on the back of increased mental health ...

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Record number of people off work with long-term sickness

The results of a new study into the impact of ill-health on the UK’s working population have been published by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM). Following on from Occupational Health Awareness Week (18-24th September), the report ‘Understanding Recent Trends in ...

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New report uncovers a hidden crisis in women’s workplace health

A ground-breaking report, Uncovering the UK’s Hidden Crisis in Women’s Workplace Health has highlighted the urgent need for measures to protect women from getting ill because of work. Published by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a Scientific Charity and ...

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Occupational Safety and Health organisations form historic alliance

Nine of the UK’s most prominent Safety & Health organisations have united to form the Occupational Safety and Health Stakeholder Alliance. It will create a platform to offer a unified 360-degree perspective on critical Safety & Health issues for the first time. The nine organisations ...

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Skanska UK announces occupational health and wellbeing appointment

Megan Taylor has been appointed Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at Skanska UK. Taylor, an occupational health and safety professional, joins the business from British Transport Police where she was Deputy Director of Safety, Health and Wellbeing. She has ...

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