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Sickness absence figures show absence trends

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in its report entitled ‘Sickness absence in the labour market – 2012’ indicate that sickness absence during 2011 was down by a quarter on 1993 (131 million days compared to 178 … Continue reading

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work – occupational safety and health (OSH) in ‘green’ jobs

The International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April each year to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international … Continue reading

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Evaluation of pilot stage of occupational health (OH) Adviceline services – Part 2: Adviceline services get rave reviews!

The data used to evaluate the performance of the Adviceline services (see Part 1 of this blog (posted on 28 March) for more detail on the service) was collected in a number of ways through: a telephone survey of employers … Continue reading

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Evaluation of pilot stage of occupational health (OH) Adviceline services – Part 1: What it’s all about

In 2008, Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population* estimated the economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness associated with working age ill-health to be over £100 billion a year. The review identified a number … 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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