Occupational Health

Knowledge at Work highlights important occupational health & safety topics and occupational health issues in this category. Experts across the industry cover health hazards in the workplace, occupational health standards, occupational health risk, industry news, and more!

Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]

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Start the New Year with Employee Wellness

Start the New Year with Employee Wellness

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2016? Lose weight? Quit smoking? Get healthier? You might have some help from your employer, depending on your workplace wellness program. Employee wellness programs have become an important tool for many companies interested in improving their employees’ health. It’s good for the employees—improved health, better job satisfaction, and sometimes […]

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Asbestos Remains a Serious Issue for UK Workers

Asbestos Remains a Serious Issue for UK Workers

Occupational disease places a heavy burden on workers and the workplace. Some workers may experience temporary life-changing illness, while others develop life-ending illness. There are many types of occupational disease such as respiratory disease, skin diseases, cancers, asbestos-related disease, musculoskeletal disease, and work-related stress to name a few. Asbestos, specifically, is one hazard that has […]

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Zero Tolerance for Workplace Violence Assaults

Zero Tolerance for Workplace Violence Assaults

It’s hard to imagine a seemingly passive elderly relative assaulting a well-meaning caregiver, but it’s actually a relatively common occurrence. Information on work-related assaults and homicides featured in a National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) research brief on Violence in the Workplace further substantiates the need for interventions to protect vulnerable healthcare workers while they […]

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Occupational Disease in the UK – a Growing Epidemic

Occupational Disease in the UK – a Growing Epidemic

Every day, some workers in the United Kingdom bring home something extra with them—their workplace exposure to potential health hazards. Many workplace hazards–like chemical spills and motorized vehicle accidents–are easily recognized while some are not even acknowledged. It’s these seemingly, non-serious hazards that have the potential to cause long-lasting adverse health effects. For example, many […]

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