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Preventing cancer caused by work environments

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has published a new guide on preventing work cancers, a topic that the ETUI feels has not received sufficient attention from EU policies over the past decade. The guide, Preventing work cancers – a … Continue reading

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Occupational cancer – minimising the risks

4 February 2004 was World Cancer Day, which forms part of the wider campaign to significantly reduce premature deaths from cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer sufferers and cancer survival rates. According to Health and Safety Executive … Continue reading

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Cold weather spells trouble for sufferers of Raynaud’s

The recent bitterly cold and snowy conditions in many parts of the UK will have had the potential to play havoc with organisations’ productivity, not only because of people’s difficulties actually getting to work and working effectively once they get … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week – how to support deaf employees and those with partial/developing hearing loss

This week (7-13 May) is Deaf Awareness Week. According to figures from Action on Hearing Loss, one in six of the population of the UK suffer from some form of hearing loss of which approximately one third are below retirement … Continue reading

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Unravelling the terms ‘health + safety’ (H&S) and ‘occupational health’ (OH)

The terms ‘occupational health’ (‘OH’) and ‘health + safety’ (H&S) can be confusing. They are both very important but are often mistaken for each other, and both encompass a wide range of activities, which overlap with each other to a … Continue reading

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Why it’s crucial to assess risks and conduct health surveillance

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, require employers to make an assessment of the risks that their employees are exposed to which may affect their health, including respiratory … Continue reading

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