UK Workplace Health Articles
Period Leave: What Does It Mean For Your Company?
March 16 2016 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer
from clear gender based ailments?
Tinnitus: What employers need to Know
March 1 2016 - Tinnitus is a debilitating condition, and can be caused by exposure to loud or prolonged noise in the workplace, or a head or neck injury.
Workplace Drinking - Where (And How) To Draw The Line
March 1 2016 - You may be able to stop a problem before it starts by issuing clear guidelines about when and where drinking is acceptable.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
January 12 2016 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) is condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified,
is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.
5 Ways to Cope with Financial and Work Related Stress and Anxiety
December 8 2015 - If you are continually under stress because of workplace issues or financial worries,
it will soon begin to impact on your health in a serious way.
A manager's guide to promoting positive mental health
December 4 2015 - With around one quarter of the UK population expected to encounter a mental health issue within their
lifetime, it is clear that managing this societal challenge will require a team effort.
November 24 2015 - Case Study - 96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.
October 30 2015 - Workplace safety policies can often be a source of annoyance or the butt of jokes, but we still understand that they're a vital part of any
thriving work environment.
February 18 2014 - According to new research, we are a nation of stressed staff.
July 3 2012 - What makes people angry at work and what are the implications?
March 2 2012 - It has been claimed that one in three office employees skips a proper lunch, and instead snacks on unhealthy options,
which can lead to lethargy, irritability and decreased productivity.
Recent research from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University found that safety
in the workplace has been adversely affected by policy changes relating to health and safety over the last ten years, with reduced levels of
enforcement by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
September 21 2009 - The CIPD have attacked last week's European Court sick pay ruling
for being 'divorced from real world' and possibly forcing employers to implement less generous Statutory Sick Pay
August 18 2008 - The TUC has produced 'Working feet and footwear',
a new guide for footwear at work. The authors found that several large city institutions and
upmarket retailers include slip-on shoes or high heels in their dress codes for female staff
dealing with the public. These types of footwear can be uncomfortable and lead to long-term foot problems -
especially when staff have to stand for prolonged periods.
April 27 2008 - Acas Offers Advice On Health, Work And Wellbeing
September 25 2007 - Musculoskeletal
disorders (MSDs), a group of over 200 conditions including arthritis, back pain and damage to joints, muscles and
tendons are by far the most prevalent cause of work-related illness in the UK affecting twice as many people as
September 24 2007 - A new Merseyside study has found
that more certified intermediate sick leave (6-28 weeks) is given by male GPs to male patients compared to that given
by female GPs to female patients.
September 17 2007 - Two fifths of UK employers consider alcohol misuse to be a significant
cause of absenteeism and lost productivity according to new research and a third also believe that drug misuse has similarly negative consequences.
January 18 2007 - Effective workplace trauma management can help reduce absence and improve health among employees.
October 15 2006 - A Dundee study shows significant improvements in bar workers' lung function and
a reduction in reported respiratory symptoms within the first few months of the ban on smoking in confined public places in
17 October 2005 - TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber welcomed a report from the
the Crime and Society Foundation which concludes that unions are key to tackling the UK's poor
health and safety record.
January 8 2004 - People who receive e-mails written in a threatening
manner or sent by a higher status colleague, experience higher blood pressure than those
receiving e-mails of a non-threatening nature or from an equal status colleague. Researchers have concluded that it is counter-effective for managers to write aggressive e-mails as it increases negativity in staff.
July 1 2003 - A study released earlier this year shows that stress is still regarded as a taboo subject in today's workplace. Despite the huge costs and high risks associated with work-related stress, many working environments are still chiefly characterised by high pressure and heavy workloads. Moreover, susceptibility to stress is very much considered to be a weakness that employees cannot afford to highlight without fear of repercussions.
Do stress measurement questionnaires really measure stress in a reliable and valid way?
Do they actually provide the information that organisations need to tackle workplace stress?
January 3 2002 -