Thursday, 11 February 2010 2:48pm
Roles demanding a high level of responsibility and control can reduce work stress among employees with "hard-driving" personalities, Finnish researchers have found.
Monday, 08 February 2010 12:50pm
Women workers required to stand for more than two hours at a time and men who regularly climb stairs are more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis, a study has found.
Friday, 05 February 2010 11:40am
Workers given a "voice" in the planning, implementation and review of OHS management are more likely to take ownership of and comply with safety standards, saving employers thousands of dollars in workers' compensation costs, a conference heard yesterday.
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 12:18pm
Most employers have a reactive approach to illness management, but those that actively promote health and wellbeing are three times more likely to be productive, a Right Management survey has found.
Thursday, 28 January 2010 1:00pm
Wellbeing researchers have urged employers to be more proactive about health after finding sick-leave absences of more than four consecutive days increased the likelihood of future "episodes".
Thursday, 21 January 2010 12:25pm
A Finnish study exploring the relationship between work-related allergies and quality of life has found that although continuing occupational exposure to allergens decreases quality of life, symptoms diminish or cease once workplace exposure stops.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 11:31am
A pilot program that sought to encourage safer, healthier lifestyles among "lone workers" has delivered weight loss to 90 per cent of participants.
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 12:27pm
High sick-leave and presenteeism rates associated with low back pain (LBP) are often driven by "misguided" beliefs about the limiting nature of the condition, according to Swiss researchers, who say employers must promote more positive and accurate information on working with LBP.
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 2:22pm
A proactive ergonomics program will enhance office productivity, but only if it is tailored to individual employees, a US study has found.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 2:30pm
Workers with a history of low-level asbestos exposure have an increased risk of cancer if they are also exposed to asbestos-material substitutes, Canadian researchers have found.