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Pregnancy and work – what support to expect

The Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy, which has seen her afflicted again by a rare and debilitating form of morning sickness (‘hyperemesis gravidarum’), has brought the topic of the potentially incapacitating effects of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy to the … Continue reading

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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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Risk assessments during pregnancy or when breastfeeding

Many women choose to continue working while pregnant or return to work whilst still breastfeeding, and there is no reason why being pregnant or having young children should stop women from continuing their employment. In order to facilitate this, employers … Continue reading

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26 March is Purple Day – raising awareness of epilepsy

Purple Day (26th March each year) is an international day for epilepsy awareness. This year, the organisers of Purple Day hope to ‘turn the world purple’ – people can do anything they like to mark the day, so long as … 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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Ageing population makes the health and wellbeing of older workers into a hot topic

A poll by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has produced results that suggest that too few employers are doing enough to look after the wellbeing of their workforce and to prepare people for a longer career. Among employed people, … 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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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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It’s Purple Day – raising awareness of epilepsy

Purple Day (the 26th March each year) is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. People in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Purple was … 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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