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IntroductionSickness absence costs UK employers £9 billion a year in sick pay and associated costs and the government spends £13 billion annually on health-related benefits.[1] Unnecessary absence is known to be harmful to an individual’s health and well…
IntroductionHealth and wellbeing are essential elements to increase and/or maintain employee performance, productivity, job satisfaction and engagement within the work environment. This article presents an overview of the differences in the…
What’s the problem?The national infrastructure of some countries will face increasing challenges from a population that is ageing. So far, research on the health and safety risks of workers over 60 has been limited. Studies on the perceptions of safety…
IntroductionMost employees will face some type of organizational restructuring process during their working careers. Research shows that restructuring can have a negative impact on employees’ health and wellbeing, both for those who remain working in the…
What’s the problem?Recent studies have tended to agree that shift work has an effect on the risk of injury. They show that working night shifts has about a 25–30 per cent higher risk of injury than working day shifts. They also show that working on 12-…
What’s the problemWe’re all designed to get older – that’s part of life. However, statistics show that we’re living longer now than we did before. The number of people in this age group rose to 737 million in 2009 and is set to increase to around 2…
How supply chains influence health and safety at workWhat’s the problem? What did our researchers do? What did our researchers find out? What does the research mean? Don’t forget References What’s the problem?Organisations have always needed…
IntroductionTobacco use in EU has claimed over 10 million lives during the previous century and will lead to another 100 million deaths during the 21st century. Over 50% of smokers die due to tobacco-related diseases and on average smokers die 14 years…